1978A.P. BrinkRumours of Rain 245The place was..crammed to capacity...Rolls of German chintz, bags of dried beans, samp, rolled tobacco, bicycles, transistor radios, coffee.
1979Bona June 147Success in selling ethnic German-print clothes not only in the townships, but also in several Johannesburg shops. Their best sellers are simple dramatic caftans, wrap-over skirts.
1980E. JoubertLong Journey of Poppie Nongena 108She was a big woman, stouter and taller than Poppie, dressed in a long dress and pinafore of German print.
1994B. Bowie inWeekend Post 9 Apr. (Leisure) 3Women wearing blaudruck (blue-printed) cotton cloth came to East London..in 1858. They were hard-working German peasants who started a fashion which has remained to this day among the Xhosa people of the region. The long-lasting cotton was known as German print or ‘sis’. It has a white design on a background of indigo (navy blue), chocolate-brown or red...It is thought that the cloth originated in 19th-century Bohemia-Moravia, to be sold in Germany.
1994Weekly Mail & Guardian 13 May 8To mark ‘Independence Day’..township revellers donned ethnic costume: old fashioned Sotho seseshwe, of German print cloth.
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