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Shweshwe - Grape/Cerise

The colourful Shweshwe fabric of Southern Africa was the inspiration behind this vibrant throw. Named after 19th Century Sotho King, Moshoeshoe 1, Shweshwe is the quintessential fabric of Southern Africa. Traditionally, the fabric is worn by newly married Xhosa women, known as makoti, and also married Sotho women. Today the cloth has become multicultural and even Pan-African. The beautiful patterns and designs are created for a wide number of occasions, such as traditional ceremonies and weddings, as well as playing a large role in contemporary fashion.