The Speedbird print aka the Swift bird print aka Air Afrique print.
A popular African print design featuring a humming bird or swallow. Great for clothing, accessories and any craft projects you have on the drawing board! The fabric is soft in texture and would work well in almost any sewing project. This version is a mustard and pink colourway.
To give you and idea of scale, each oval is about 4.5 inches wide. There is also a tape measure shown in the last image which shows dimensions in inches.
This fabric is sold by the yard which is 0.9 metres. Use the arrows above to select the number of yards you need and a continuous length of fabric will be sent to you. You can also buy a bundle which is 6 yards (5.4 metres) in length and you can make your selection from the drop-down menu.
African print fabric
Fabric Width- 48 inches (1.2 metres)
Made in Ghana
USAGE IDEAS: (just a few and not limited to these)
Dressmaking – Dresses, Tops, Skirts, Shirts, Shorts
Accessories – Tote bags, jewellery
Homeware – Quilts, throw pillows, soft toys
KINDLY NOTE: We photograph the fabric in natural daylight and make every effort to represent the colours as accurately as possible, nevertheless colours may display differently depending on the monitors/screens they are viewed on.
THE MEANINGS BEHIND THE SYMBOL
Hirondelle: This is the French word for the Swallow bird. Swallows are a symbol of good luck.
In Togo the pattern is called ‘Air Afrique’ because the fabric was also used in the uniform of the local airline company.
Sika Wo Antaban means ‘Money has Wings’. In Ghana the pattern refers to the transience of riches: rich today, poor tomorrow, for money, if one is not careful, will fly away like a bird. This fabric encourages people to make good financial investments.
1 Yard, 6 Yards