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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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£59.40ASH006
Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £14.85ASH001
Cymbal Indigo
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£2.70FSH0876
Clover Indigo
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£2.70FSH0984
Shields Indigo
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£2.70FSH0873
Dawn Indigo
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£2.70FSH0906
Brick Indigo
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£2.70FSH1099
Core Indigo
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£2.70FSH0901
Moons Indigo
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£2.70FSH0913
Whirl Indigo
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£2.70FSH2315
Kaleidoscope Indigo
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£2.70FSH1100
Lantern Indigo
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£2.70FSH1101
Moss Indigo
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£2.70FSH1222
Victoria Indigo
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£2.70FSH152
Delight Indigo
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£2.70FSH151
Criss Cross 2 Indigo
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£2.70FSH144
Plasma Indigo
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£2.70FSH143
Rotary Indigo
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£2.70FSH142
Galaxy Indigo
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£2.70FSH137
Baseball Indigo
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£2.70FSH136
Knot Indigo
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£2.70FSH133
 
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