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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 of 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: £2.80     Per metre: £11.20

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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£61.60ASH006
Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £15.40ASH001
Plain Indigo
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£2.80FSH016
Windmill Indigo New
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£2.80FS0902
Poppy Indigo New
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£2.80FSH1214
Champion Indigo New
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£2.80FSH1278
Dream Indigo New
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£2.80FSH0842
Asterisk New
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£2.80FSH1217
Fandango Indigo New
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£2.80FSH1102
Tailor's Chalk Indigo New
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£2.80FSH0875
Tumble Indigo New
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£2.80FSH0317
Rotation Indigo New
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£2.80FSH1221
Broderie Indigo New
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£2.80FSH0449
Triples Indigo New
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£2.80FSH1220
Fireworks Indigo New
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£2.80FSH9846
Ceedee Indigo New
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£2.80FSH0153
Buttons Indigo New
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£2.80FSH2267
Clover Indigo
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£2.80FSH0984
Shields Indigo
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£2.80FSH0873
Dawn Indigo
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£2.80FSH0906
Brick Indigo
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£2.80FSH1099
Core Indigo
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£2.80FSH0901
Moons Indigo
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£2.80FSH0913
Whirl Indigo
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£2.80FSH2315
Kaleidoscope Indigo
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£2.80FSH1100
Lantern Indigo
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£2.80FSH1101
Moss Indigo
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£2.80FSH1222
Delight Indigo
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£2.80FSH151
Rotary Indigo
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£2.80FSH142
Galaxy Indigo
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£2.80FSH137
Cymbal Indigo
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£2.70FSH0876
 
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