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African Chitenje Cloth 70 x 43" ~ Green ~ Map of Mozambique ~ Portuguese ~ Made in Malawi Mapeto Whitex ~ Small Projects

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African chitenje cloth from Malawi with a map of Mozambique, the place names in Portuguese, which remains a second language for many of the population despite independence. Beautifully detailed map is repeated twice in full on this piece with a 3rd iteration having only some of the radiant detailing cut off, but the map and most of the surrounding graphic intact. Excellent border print. The maker, Mapeto Whitex in Blantyre, Malawi, is along the border. The print is lengthwise.

Chitenje cloth is printed in a dazzling variety of motifs and colours, and is the light cotton that many wear as sarongs, head wrappings, waist wrappings and make into all sorts of things. This isn't the 'wax print' cloth of Ghana, but bright, fun printed cloth with the print on one side. Great for small projects.

Condition: Unused, uncut. One panel of 70 x 43" - just under two yards.

Check out my other fabric, trims, buckles, buttons and findings, from the 1890s on!

    Average review
    So glad I found Chapeaunoir! The fabric I bought was just what I needed for my project. The price was very fair and the fabric was shipped fast. I will be back!
    Jun 8, 2018 by Scott Hamilton

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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
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Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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  • Digital downloads
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Additional return information
We accept returns with notification within 7 days of item receipt in original condition with shop tag attached, refund of item price. The only exception is lingerie. If there are any problems, please convo us first: we want you, our customer, to be happy with your purchase, and are experienced and easy to work with.