Fabric Shopping in Johannesburg: Shweshwe

September 11, 2019
In the middle of the conference the international teachers were treated to a perfect day of touring and shopping. The local specialty is called Shweshwe – originally dutch but now wonderfully and colorfully african. The fabric in the background of this photo is mostly wax batiks.
Gwyneth is the South African tutors convenor, responsible for all of our being there at the symposium. This shop was the BEST! Rubbing shoulders with the locals for the love of fabric.
These are happy fabric shoppers! Dorothy Tucker from England is in the center of this photo.
This is near where the shweshwe shop was located.
My lovely shweshwe choices.
Another lovely piece of wax batik picked up at the show.
A Nigerian import that I spent quite some time trying to figure out.
I’m pretty sure the orange design was applied then the piece folded and overdid with the blue.
Amazingly lovely heliographic prints…. sun printing. Created by a local artist.
Rust prints also picked up at the quilt show. Beautifully done.
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    Patti Maxwell
    September 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    What a delightful shop, and fun fabric!

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