Monday, July 6, 2009

Traditional African textile used in fashion and decor

Some of you may know about Shweshwe(shwe-shwe) - a traditional (south) African textile which has been in used for a very long time and has an unbelievably rich history. It's now even used in funky shoes, see pic below.

Due to it's amazing qualities - pattern, rich colour, and strength - it's being used in fashion and in decor. See the article on this fabric at Vintage Rose Studio.

Picture : an excerpt out of the Jul09 Woman and Home magazine (South African edition)

PS. Incidentally if you are interesed in purchasing shoes like these, contact The Space

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