Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch sits chintz.
1958A. JacksonTrader on Veld 35Paris fashion plates had not reached the ‘Backveld,’ dress materials being limited to the ‘Dutch’ and ‘German’ Blaudruck print, checked Ginghams, Kapje Sis (a light cotton dress material always with a very small pattern), used for making the Voortrekker kapje.
1975D.H. StruttClothing Fashions 221For everyday wear the dress was made of a simple material, usually printed cotton or sis (chintz) with a small design, floral or checked or striped, in soft muted colours.
1970M. BritzInformant, GrahamstownI used to buy yards and yards of sis for the native women on the farm — that’s what they call that cheap print they all use.
1994B. Bowie inWeekend Post 9 Apr. (Leisure) 3Women wearing blaudruck (blue-printed) cotton cloth came to East London..in 1858...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.
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