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

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

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

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

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.

Xhosa women wearing traditional clothing incorporating Shweshwe and blankets

Xhosa women wearing traditional clothing incorporating Shweshwe and blankets

the history of these prints is amazing

Shweshwe—Indigo Fabric from South Africa

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.

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.

Shweshwe fabrics/sewing with nancy/sewing patterns/sew totes | Nancy Zieman Blog

Shweshwe—Indigo Fabric from South Africa

Shweshwe fabrics/sewing with nancy/sewing patterns/sew totes | Nancy Zieman Blog

Shweshwe fabric from Da Gama Textiles

Shweshwe fabric from Da Gama Textiles

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.

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.

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

Shweshwe—Indigo Fabric from South Africa

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

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