shwe-shwe

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shwe-shwe

(ˈʃwɛˌʃwɛ) or

shweshwe

n
(Textiles) South African an African cotton print fabric
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Many fashion designers start off in Cape Town, mostly playing with colorful shweshwe fabrics.
For a week she observes all the customs and taboos of a newly married umakoti--wearing a long shweshwe marriage dress and covering her head with a black qhiya-doek, being denied anything sweet, never looking her husband in the eyes and keeping his name and even the sounds of his name from her lips (ukuhlonipha).
Darryl Frances has found a rare word: "Collins English Dictionary (7th and 8th editions, published 2005 and 2006) contains the word SHWESHWE, a South African word for an African cotton print fabric.