South African Shweshwe — Turquoise Purple Orange Paisley

(4 customer reviews)

$15.99/per yard

Genuine DaGama 3 Cats

Discharge Dyed Shweshwe

100% Cotton

Fabric may be ordered by the yard

Out of stock

Minimum Order 1 Yard or 1 item


An intricately detailed paisley print in colors that pop!

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.

100 % Cotton

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

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

4 reviews for South African Shweshwe — Turquoise Purple Orange Paisley

  1. Shar

  2. Megan Calvert

    Absolutely beautiful and authentic. Would be amazing to get larger widths

  3. elizabeth piczko

    Gorgeous fabric, fast shipping too

  4. DigitalAddiction

    This was as pretty as I hoped for! I am thrilled to receive such beautiful fabric. Thank you!

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