Modern African Style

Exactly What is Ankara?

Exactly What is Ankara?

What is Ankara? When many hear the word ankara, the country Turkey may come to mind since Ankara is the capital of Turkey. However, ankara is also the general term used for African fabrics. There are many terms or names used to describe African fabrics such as African wax prints, Dutch wax, batik and the list goes on. The general theme of all African prints is vibrant cotton fabrics with tribal patterns. History Ankara fabric was originally influenced by the Indonesian way of dyeing clothing called Batik, hence the reason why some may refer to it as such. However, ankara fabrics...

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African Prints In Fashion

African Prints In Fashion

Photo Credit: Instagram The art of African fashion has always had a place in the international fashion world. African prints and patterns weren't always as commonly seen in fashion as they are today. Today, you see African print everywhere. African proud people are happy to wear African prints in fashion. It starts back to understanding and really knowing traditional African fashion first.   Photo Credit: Pinterest Traditional African prints are gorgeous and extremely elegant. There's always a bold color and textile design. The craftsmanship and detailing is like nothing else. Kente and Java fabrics, along with Kuba cloth, are all...

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