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Lion Head Shweshwe Fabric


Lion Head Shweshwe fabric from South Africa

100% cotton

Sold by the metre

(1 customer review)

36 in stock

The lion head shweshwe is a chocolate brown and yellow print fabric. This is the original shweshwe from South Africa, from the popular three cats brand. This one features a circular geometric print with a lion head motif.

To give you an idea of the scale of the pattern, look at the last image which shows a tape rule shown in inches. Each circles is about 3 inches wide. This is approximately 7.5 cm. Kindly note that colours may appear differently on your computer screen or device.

100% Cotton
Main Colour: Chocolate Brown
Length: Sold by the metre
Width: 90 cm (35 inches)
Weight: 158 g (after washing)

This fabric is sold by the metre and this listing is for one metre of fabric. To buy more than one metre, use the arrows above to select the number of metres you need and a continuous length of fabric will be sent to you.


  • Wash Separately
  • 40 degree wash
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Warm Iron

The recommendation is that you ALWAYS WASH Shweshwe fabric before sewing. This will remove the stiffness of the fabric.

Shweshwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used in traditional South African clothing; dresses, skirts, and so on. It was originally dyed indigo but is now manufactured in a variety of colours and designs.

It is a trademarked fabric and is manufactured by Da Gama Textiles in the Zwelitsha township outside King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Check out more of the shweshwe selection here.

Weight 0.2 kg
  1. christine.marshall29 (verified owner)

    Beautiful, quality fabric. Rich colours and fast delivery. Will definitely be buying more soon.

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