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History Of Ankara Fabric | African Prints:

African prints are noted for their detailed designs that depict African culture, tradition, and history.

You might want to discover the origins of Ankara fabric and African prints if you want to convey a story with your African print outfit or make your style more fashion-forward.

Ankara fabric, also known as African wax prints fabric, Holland wax, or Dutch wax, is the textile used to make African prints.

Ankara fabric is widely recognized for its vibrant African prints and is closely associated with African clothes.

When compared to other printed textiles that fade rapidly, one of the best things about Ankara fabric is that the intensity of its African prints does not vary.

This is due to the “wax resistant” printing method employed on the textile.


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-- Beautiful Ankara Tops For Women 2021


African prints on Ankara fabric can be handcrafted or mass-produced on textile machines.

If you want a one-of-a-kind African print, look for handmade Ankara, which has no two patterns alike.

Machine-made Ankara, on the other hand, is prone to imperfections and a "crackling" look.

Would you believe that African fabrics aren't indigenous to the continent?

In 1846, there was a great demand for printed cotton, so Pieter Fentener Van Vlissingen, a Dutch entrepreneur, industrialized the process of printing on batiks, a popular Indonesian fabric.

Yes, the African textile is known as 'Kitenge' in East Africa and 'Ankara' in West Africa originated in Indonesia.

The process of creating African print fabric is known as Batik, and it involves printing designs on the cloth using wax before dying it.

The wax-resist dyeing process is responsible for the crackling look on the African textile. Vlisco, his company, was the first to introduce printed textiles to Ghana, and the fabric has since taken on the African identity.

The printed textile has become more accessible thanks to technological advancements. African fashion designers, in fact, aided in the popularization of African prints and materials.

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