My boy has just returned from a trip to South Africa, and he bought me some more ShweShwe fabric. Isn’t he a good boy
This new ShweShwe fabric is slightly different to the fabric I bought in January … this new fabric has a double sided print. So cool, it means that the fabric can be used either side…. or both!
Custom orders are available: You can enquire about custom orders through Etsy conversation www.madebynomes.etsy.com
or contact me via naomi[at]madebynomes.com
Thanks, Nomes x
Shwe-shwe fabric has a long standing history in South Africa. It was introduced to South Africa with German settlers in the 19th century, but over time Xhosa women, who took a liking to the stiff indigo-dyed fabric, replaced their animal skin clothes with Shwe Shwe. It is said to be named ShweShwe after the sound the skirts make when you walk.
More information about the History of ShweShwe Fabric – http://www.dagama.co.za/
Custom orders for skirts, accessories and home-wares can be made through www.MadeByNomes.Etsy.com