Wedding dresses made with Shweshwe (Nic pic)

Wedding dresses made with Shweshwe (Nic pic), skirts, aprons and wraparound clothing. Shweshwe Wedding dresses is traditionally worn by newly married Xhosa women, known as makoti, and married Sotho women. Xhosa women have also incorporated the fabric into their traditional ochre-coloured blanket clothing.Aside from traditional Wedding dresses, shweshwe is used in contemporary South African Wedding dresses for women and men from all ethnic groups as well as for making accessories and upholstery.It is also used in the United States as a quilting fabric.

Wedding dresses
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Previously imported to South Africa from Europe, the trademarked fabric has been manufactured by Da Gama Textiles in the Zwelitsha township outside King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape since 1982.In 1992 Da Gama Textiles bought the sole rights to Three Cats, the most popular brand of the fabric made by Spruce Manufacturing Co. Ltd in Manchester, and the original engraved copper rollers were shipped to South Africa. Da Gama Textiles has made shweshwe from cotton imported from Zimbabwe and grown locally in the Eastern Cape.

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