‘Tsonga’ is a Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga, and the name “Tsonga” is often used as a cover term for all three, also sometimes referred to as Tswa-Ronga. The Xitsonga language has been standardized for both academic and home use, making it the base language for the Tsonga people. Like with many other languages, there are various dialects within the Tsonga language group.
Shweshwe is a printed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterised by intricate geometric patterns. Due to its popularity, shweshwe has been described as the denim or tartan of South Africa. Shweshwe is traditionally used to make dresses, skirts, aprons and wraparound clothing. Shweshwe clothing is traditionally worn by newly married Xhosa women, known as makoti, and married Sotho women. Xhosa women have also incorporated the fabric into their traditional ochre-coloured blanket clothing. Aside from traditional wear, shweshwe is used in contemporary South African fashion design for women and men from all ethnic groups, as well as for making accessories and upholstery. It is also used in the United States as a quilting fabric.
- 100% Genuine Cow Leather Product
- Diesel Toffee Leather
- Floral Pattern Cotton Weave Front
- South African Shweshwe Lining Inside
- Durable Nylon Zips
- Zip Pocket Inside
- Height 35cm x Length 28cm x Width 16cm
- Handmade in South Africa
We try to keep a good stock level of all our bags but from time to time we do run out as these are all made by hand. If your bag is out of stock we will produce one just for you with a lead time of 1 to 2 weeks to delivery. Believe me.. Its worth the wait!