South African Shweshwe — Red Hibiscus

(3 customer reviews)

$15.99/per yard

Genuine DaGama 3 Cats

Discharge Dyed Shweshwe

100% Cotton

Fabric may be ordered by the half yard

1 in stock

Minimum Order 1 Yard or 1 item


A Shweshwe favorite, lovely hibiscus in a red and white.

Genuine, beautiful, and finely detailed, South African Shweshwe fabric.

Da Gama Textiles is perhaps the only known producer of traditional Indigo Dyed Discharge Printed Fabric in the world. It is unique to this company in South Africa. The process for producing Three Cats Shweshwe is still done traditionally, whereby fabric is fed through copper rollers which have patterns etched on the surface, allowing a weak acid solution to be fed into the fabric, bleaching out the distinctive white designs.

The authenticity of the fabric can be verified by the trademark backstamp on the back of all the fabric. This fabric has typically been used for traditional ceremonies in rural areas, but now it has become widely fashionable in South Africa and around the world for use in quilts, clothing, and housewares.

This fabric measures 35 inches wide (89/90 centimeters). This is not as wide as fabric on a typical bolt.

Perfect for quilting, clothing, and other sewing crafts. Approximately 35″x18″ in a half yard cut.

100 % Cotton

Average Shrinkage: warp -9.5%, weft -0.7%

Orders of more than 1/2 yard will be left in one continuous uncut piece.

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3 reviews for South African Shweshwe — Red Hibiscus

  1. Lisa Feinberg

    This is a beautiful fabric! I am making something special with it! Thank you for the speedy shipping!!!

  2. compugeek

    Item just as described and Very Fast Shipping too! Great Seller! Thank you!

  3. Cathy Best

    Lovr it! Can't wait to make some pillows

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