Ankara commonly known as African prints,African wax prints Holland wax and Dutch wax, is a 100% cotton fabric with vibrant patterns. It is usually a colorful cloth and is primarily associated with Africa because of its tribal-like patterns and motifs.
It is also a very versatile fabric and many items can be made from it such as hats, earrings, blazers, and shoes to name a few. To make ankara an even more versatile fabric, fashion brands and fabric suppliers have manufactured ankara prints on fabrics like chiffon, silk, spandex for clothing such as kaftans, iro and bubas, bathing suits, sports bars, leggings & socks.
Ankara print fabrics are made through an Indonesian wax-resist dyeing technique called batik. In this technique, methods are used to resist the dye from reaching all the cloth, thereby creating a pattern. The lack of divergence in color intensity helps with the determination of the (front) right and (back) wrong side of the fabric.
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Fabric Sold at 6 Yards unless stated.
- Hand wash in cold water inside out.
- Do not bleach.
- Iron inside out.
- Professional Dry Cleaning.