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In the mid-1800s, and on their travels into South Africa, German and Swiss settlers brought with them thick 100% cotton garments dyed in rich indigo colours that they called blaudruck, or blue print. The cotton material was supplied from India and the blue patterns created from natural dye extracted from the Indigofera Tinctoria plant. The plant is indigenous to a number of countries exposed to humid, tropical climates. At some point in history the Sotho royal family was given the material as a gift and it became extremely popular amongst the Basotho and Xhosa people who gradually incorporated it into their traditional dress. Later, a method of producing a synthetic dye was discovered and colours extended to browns and dark reds.
The name Shweshwe originated either from the swishing sound of the material or the fact that King Mashoeshoe wore the material. The Da Gama Textiles factory in King William’s Town owns the rights to manufacture... Show more
Guest Farms could very well be the most idyllic South African form of accommodation. If you are out in the country you should definitely consider staying at a Guest Farm. From romantic getaways to a family holiday, they are perfect. They can range from absolutely luxurious to comfortable and you could easily find one that suits your budget. If you have children they will easily be occupied by the animals and nature that surround. They are often well staffed with a restaurant on the premises and well situated amongst various nature activities. Heading into the country? Have a look at our Guest Farms listing on Accommodirect.