Facts about Ankara, you would love to know.

Facts about Ankara, you would love to know.

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

– Bonus

* 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.

Different African print designs

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.

Wax-resist dyeing technique called Batik

It is made through the Wax-resist dyeing technique called Batik

Industrial manufacture of Ankara print

* 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)

Full piece Ankara fabrics

* Different fabrics on which it is printed on

Primarily we have the Cotton fabric which is originally the base of Ankara fabric

Cotton Ankara fabrics

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.

Blue satin ensemble with African print
Peacock 🦚 print Ankara with Chiffon fabric
Ankara fabric with silk fabric

* 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.

Beautifully designed dining space with Ankara fabric
Ankara print bedspread
African print shoes, bags, bracelets, slippers, and 🌹 brooch

* Bonus

I am gonna be sharing with you 5 Hollywood celebrities who embrace the Ankara print and rock it so well.

#1 Gwen Stefani rocking her sleeveless African print gown
#2 Female rapper Cardi-B showing off her sexy curves in a two-piece Africa print bathing suits
#3 female RnB artist Rihanna spotted in a designed Ankara print long gown
4 Female rapper Nicki Minaj showing off her sexy curves in a long Ankara print gown. Love that smile.
#5 Male artist Chris Brown rocking his white batik printed shirt

Finally, we come to the end of this beautiful article.

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