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Shweshwe Fabric, White and Blue Ferris


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

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A white and blue shweshwe fabric from South Africa with an intricate geometric motif. Shweshwe fabric is a great medium weight cotton with a good drape. It is suitable for dressmaking, soft furnishings, quilting and more.

To give you an idea of the scale of the pattern, look at the last image which shows a ruler shown in inches and centimetres. 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.

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


  • 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. The formal name for shwe shwe is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’.

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.

Weight 0.2 kg

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