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Shwe Shwe Indigos

Traditional Shwe Shwe prints from South Africa

The African Fabric Shop is the biggest importer - with the biggest choice - of Shwe Shwe fabric in the UK and Europe.

These fabrics are sometimes called 'Three Cats' - a reference to the distinctive logo stamped on the back of the fabric. Originally, Shwe Shwe was produced in Manchester for export to South Africa. Today, it is made in South Africa by Da Gama Textiles.

Traditionally, Shwe Shwe was always indigo, with the occasional red or chocolate brown design and the odd touch off gold to highlight the indigo.

All fabrics are 100% cotton. Because these fabrics are starched in the factory - that's the tradition - they are quite stiff when new. After washing they are lovely and soft and easy to work with.

Fabrics are 90 cm / 36 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 45 cm / 18 x 20 in, approximately.

Per Fat Quarter: £2.70     Per metre: £10.80

3 Cats logo backstamp

The famous Three Cats backstamp guarantees the real thing: genuine Shwe Shwe indigo by Da Gama Textiles in South Africa

I'll Have Them All Indigo
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Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £14.85ASH001
Cymbal Indigo
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Clover Indigo
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Shields Indigo
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Dawn Indigo
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Brick Indigo
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Core Indigo
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Moons Indigo
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Whirl Indigo
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Kaleidoscope Indigo
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Lantern Indigo
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Moss Indigo
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Victoria Indigo
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Delight Indigo
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Criss Cross 2 Indigo
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Plasma Indigo
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Rotary Indigo
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Galaxy Indigo
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Baseball Indigo
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Knot Indigo
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