SHWESHWE: Indigo Blue Mandalas

Da Gama TextilesSKU: 1X1467 04

Colour: Blue
Sale price$18.00 AUD

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SHWESHWE FABRIC: White Mandalas on an Indigo Blue background by Da Gama Textiles (South Africa). 

How to Order:
All prices are by the metre.
  • Minimum quantity is:  0.25m (25cm). Note you will be sent a fat quarter.
  • Quantities are entered as fractions of a metre. If you want us to cut 1.3m - enter 1.3 in the quantity. It's that simple!

Fabric Details
  • 100% Cotton
  • Main Colour: Blue
  • Width: 90 cm (35 inches)
  • Weight: 158 g (after washing)
  • Brand: 3 Cats
Washing Instructions
  • 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. Note that the colour may also run.

I have photographed these fabrics myself using a flashlight. The colours may vary slightly.

About Shweshwe 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.


100 % Cotton

Fabric Width

Width in Inches: 35"

Width in cm: 90cm

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Carol Smith

Beautiful authentic South African fabric. Just perfect for the African Quilt that I am still collecting fabric for. Very reasonably priced. Love it!

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