What is ankara? What is ankara fabric? Isn’t it the capital of Turkey? It is the capital of Turkey and it is also the name of a popular fabric worn by many Africans. So what is ankara?
Ankara print fabrics are usually sold per yard, 6 yards or 12 yards. The fabric company, product and registration number is printed on the selvage of the fabric, to notify people of the quality and to protect the designs from imitators.
The wax fabric can be sorted into categories of quality due to the processes of manufacturing. The colors comply with the local preferences of the costumers. Wax prints can be named after and inspired by personalities, cities, building, sayings, occasions or well-known individuals.
- Commonly known as “African prints”,”African wax prints” “Holland wax” and “Dutch wax”,
- 100% cotton fabric with vibrant patterns
- Made through a wax-resist dyeing technique called batik
- Very versatile fabric and many items can be made from it such as hats, earrings, blazers, and shoes to name a few
- Even though it is associated with the African culture, it’s origins are not authentically and wholly African. Dutch wax prints started out as mass-produced imitations of Indonesian batik fabric.
- It is also the capital of Turkey!