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Printed cloth (shweshwe)

2008

British Museum

British Museum

Woman's cloth (shweshwe) made of cotton. A rectangle of white cotton printed with a blue scale-like pattern and repeating rows of white flower inside blue circles; a red label is attached with three cat heads and reads: Da Gama Textiles Three Cats INDIGO BLAUWDRUK.

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Details

  • Title: Printed cloth (shweshwe)
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Location Created: South Africa
  • Physical Dimensions: 92 x 101 cm
  • British Museum link: 2008,2012.8

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