She Wears Shwe Shwe

One more great link brought to my attention by the wonderful Erin at A Dress a Day: She Wears Shwe Shwe. It features women of South Africa wearing garments made out of traditional shwe shwe fabric. Again, I must quote Erin: “There’s a difference between photographic exploitation and photographic celebration, and I get a more celebratory feel from this site. I hope you do too.”

(the pic? A singularly beautiful quilt — based on a pattern by Kaffe Fassett — made from shwe shwe fabric and apparently created by the very talented Skwandalee. I hope she doesn’t mind me showing it to you. More of her things here at Flickr)

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