Hello fashion readers, once more you are welcome to our website. In our previous post, we talked about the Top 5 trending Ankara hats. You surely should be asking yourself what Ankara is all about. Facts about Ankara, you would love to know.
Well today we are going to do a briefing on the Facts about Ankara, you would love to know, which includes:
– It’s definition
– It’s Origin
– How it became popular
– How many yards are in a bundle of Ankara
– Different fabrics on which it is printed
– It’s uses
* Ankara’s definition
Ankara prints/ African prints is a 100% Cotton fabric with vibrant patterns. It is usually colorful cloth and associated primarily with Africa because of its tribal-like patterns and motifs.
It is commonly also called the Holland wax or the Dutch wax
* It’s origin
Unlike the belief we have, Ankara doesn’t originate from Africa. Far from that.
Ankara was originally manufactured by the Dutch for the Indonesian textile market. However, the prints gained significantly more interest in West African countries because of the tribal patterns.
It is made through the Wax-resist dyeing technique called Batik
* How it gained popularity
The popularity of the fabrics was due to the West African soldiers who were serving in Indonesia, as they brought back the batik fabrics when they returned home in the 1880s.
These Western countries include Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal which over the years gradually spread out to other neighboring countries with Cameroon included.
* How many yards in a bundle of Ankara
Unlike other fabrics, Ankara is measure in yards.
A full piece of Ankara measures 12 yards (11cm) while half-piece measures 6 yards (5.5cm)
* Different fabrics on which it is printed on
Primarily we have the Cotton fabric which is originally the base of Ankara fabric
Due to its high demand in the market, fashion brands and fabric supplies have diversified these African prints on Satins, Chiffons and Silk for mass production of diverse articles.
* It’s uses
This newly trending batik print is a very versatile fabric and many items can be made from it such as home decor accessories, designed outfits, shoes, jewelry, bags, hats, belts, and dress accessories.
I am gonna be sharing with you 5 Hollywood celebrities who embrace the Ankara print and rock it so well.
Finally, we come to the end of this beautiful article.
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