For a known fact the Ankara fabric didn’t originate from Africa, but we all know the effect was mostly felt in Africa. The beautiful light weight fabric did from turkey. The African print was formerly known as the dutch wax or Holland wax but because the Turks (the Turkish people) went on to create cheaper prints we began to call it Ankara after their capital.
The Ankara gained popularity because of its lightweight feel and many nigerian manufactures decided to have a go at it. Now this fabric which is a representation of the African culture and traditions has been re-born, we’ve now taken this into the next level as the Ankara fabric can no longer be used for only Iro and Buba purposes, there is now an array of styles we can sew with this versatile fabric.
Thanks to the effect and creativity of Nigerian fashionista, the Ankara print is no longer a simple folk piece, the Ankara is now part of our everyday life. Check out this beautiful style being sewed with Some colourful Ankara Print.