African Fabric Patterns: Shweshwe Designs

African Fabric Patterns: Shweshwe Designs

A set of 8 intricate patterns inspired by the African Shweshwe designs, which in turn were inspired by the early European, mainly Dutch, fabrics which came into Africa with the early settlers. These patterns are based on repeating motifs like spirals, zigzags, circles, squares and other classic geometric shapes. The original fabrics are printed only monochromes, usually indigo and brown (sometimes red or green) – but here i have taken complete artistic license and created them into vivid colorful textures tiles, seamless and endlessly tileable.

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8 x seamless tiles measuring 1000×1000px at 300dpi.