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Made in South Africa by Da Gama Textiles: 100% cotton discharge printed the same way for generations

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Dior inspired evening gown made of different Izishweshwe fabrics, the dress is on temporary exhibition at the Iziko Museum Cape Town in the Slave Lodge until December 2014.

Dior inspired evening gown made of different Izishweshwe fabrics, the dress is on temporary exhibition at the Iziko Museum Cape Town in the Slave Lodge until December 2014.

Known as isishweshwe, shweshwe, or shoeshoe, this popular fabric here, now produced most famously in South Africa by De Gama Textiles, has a history in South Africa that reaches back to  the mid 17th-century and highlights the connections between global exchange, colonialism, textile production, and development.

Isishweshwe: Threads of Colonialism and Global Exchange

Known as isishweshwe, shweshwe, or shoeshoe, this popular fabric here, now produced most famously in South Africa by De Gama Textiles, has a history in South Africa that reaches back to the mid 17th-century and highlights the connections between global...

Shwe-shwe fabrics in Kohja's Fabric store in Louis Trichardt in Limpopo Province, South Africa. check out the other photos in my blog.

Valerie Hearder on the art and soul of quilting

My travels and interests in all things fabric, stitches and quilting!

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Shweshwe—Indigo Fabric from South Africa

We spend a lot of time on Sewing With Nancy talking about sewing techniques or tips, often bypassing the history behind the fabric. Indigo fabrics and dyes ha

Shweshwe fabric from Da Gama Textiles

DaGama Chocolate Shweshwe

Chocolate colorway from DaGama's Three Cats Brand.

Rollers used to print 3 Cats Shweshwe at Da Gama Textiles in Zwelitsha, South Africa

Shweshwe—Indigo Fabric from South Africa

We spend a lot of time on Sewing With Nancy talking about sewing techniques or tips, often bypassing the history behind the fabric. Indigo fabrics and dyes ha

Storage of the rollers used to print 3 Cats Shweshwe

Shweshwe—Indigo Fabric from South Africa

We spend a lot of time on Sewing With Nancy talking about sewing techniques or tips, often bypassing the history behind the fabric. Indigo fabrics and dyes ha

the history of these prints is amazing

Shweshwe—Indigo Fabric from South Africa

We spend a lot of time on Sewing With Nancy talking about sewing techniques or tips, often bypassing the history behind the fabric. Indigo fabrics and dyes ha

Qalisa 3cats ShweShwepreneur Mentor, Qalisa Sontshi-Sothenjwa, tells us all about Shweshwe Parties and Shweshwepreneur success stories.

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ShweShwe being hand washed in rural South Africa

The World's Best Photos of shweshwe

The rich fabric of African printed and factory-woven textiles reflects changing times, fashions and tastes. From eastern to southern Africa, the social and historical significance of these beautiful and diverse materials are also reflected in the identities of those who wear them.

Meerkat Shweshwe Fabrics.  The three cats back stamp proves authenticity.

The best online fabric store for Three Cats Shweshwe world wide!

A Canadian online fabric store, specializing in Three Cats Shweshwe, heritage 100% cotton African Print ethically produced in South Africa by Da Gama Textiles.

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Shweshwe-preneurs logo: Da Gama Textiles in South Africa runs workshops to provide business management training for micro business entrepreneurs.

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