February 16, 2018

How to spot authentic Shweshwe

Shweshwe has its origins in a fusion of African and European histories. Shweshwe was originally dyed with indigo, which has been found throughout the African continent […]
December 19, 2017

A South African classic reinvented in Plett

Most South Africans are familiar with the stiff, printed cotton fabric known as Shweshwe, widely used for traditional Sotho clothing. The fabric has come a long […]
December 19, 2017

Isishweshwe: The cloth of kings

Archbishop Denis Hurley got his own shweshwe, when a new centre, built in the apartheid hero’s name, celebrated its opening and his birthday with a centenary […]
December 19, 2017

The incredible history of isishweshwe

The presence of indigo cloth in South Africa has a long and complex history. Its roots extend as far back as early Arab and Phonecian trade […]
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