Three Cats shweshwe fabric by Da Gama Textiles in South Africa is 36" wide, 100% cotton, first dyed the background color and then printed with copper rollers and then starched as it has been done since its origins in Europe. Starch washes out with machine washing.
This fabric is dyed dark brown and then the small flame or feather design is discharged out of the fabric. For scale, the three cats label is approx. 5 3/8" x 6 7/8".
The fabric comes to us folded by the meter (1 meter is approx. 39 inches) so for ease that is how we are selling it, by the meter. The fabric is 35" wide.
Shrinkage is up to 10% so one meter will end up being a approximately one yard after washing.
Wash separately, cold to warm. Do not bleach Do not dry clean. Tumble drying not recommended.