The Speedbird print aka The Swift bird print aka Air Afrique print
A popular African print design featuring the Speedbird. 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 in a mustard and teal 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 91 cm. Use the arrows above to select the number of Yards you need and a continuous length of fabric will be sent to you.
African Print Fabric
Fabric Length- Sold by Yard (91 cm)
Fabric Width- 48 inches (121 cm)
Made in Ghana
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.
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