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What a wonderful, bold fabric! It was made by Maridadi Fabrics in Nairobi, Kenya and purchased there in the 1970s. It looks like hand printing. Maridadi fabrics was created in 1966 as an income-generating community project for women in one of Nairobi's oldest slum areas - Pumwani and Shauri Moyo. Learn more about the company here: http://eventseeker.com/venue/233551-maridadi-fabrics-nairobi

Lions, elephants and all sorts of creatures and vegetation printed on here. It is an orangey-red with black print. It is a light cotton...between gauze and your standard quilting cotton. This is much more tightly woven than gauze and is not at all sheer.

* 34 inches wide and 4.5 yards long
* Selvage reads: "Maridadi fabrics Nairobi, Kenya by Obindah"
* If you like African fabric, here is another one from my shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96640549/vtg-fabric-from-tanzania

Perfect condition with no holes, stains, or weird smells. Comes from a smoke- and pet-free home. Please feel free to ask further questions and I'll be happy to help!

Take advantage of the zoom feature here on Etsy--I've made these photos quite large and you're able to zoom in a lot. If you need to convert measurements, this link might work for you: http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_all.htm

I'm always happy to ship internationally! International customers pay true cost of shipping based on weight. Please contact me for more details and I can add your country to the listing. Thanks!

4.5 yards VTG African fabric: Maridadi Kenya

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  • Vintage Supply from the 1970s
  • Material: cotton
  • Ships worldwide from Georgia, United States
  • Feedback: 132 reviews
  • Favorited by: 27 people