Ankara, though not of African origin, was embraced by Africans due to its affordability and texture which is suitable for African climate. Ankara is a 100 percent fine cotton fabric tightly woven in plain weave before different motifs and patterns were printed on it through various dyeing techniques. Ankara has good strength; it is firm and smooth to touch.
Ankara, a once before cheap fabric meant for the poor has undergone a dramatic transformation and has become the fabric of not only the poor but the rich and the famous. In time past, Ankara was regarded as too flowery and colourful and was reserved for cultural activities but nowadays, the dramatic transformation has turned it to a sizzling fashion fad and an inevitable part of all occasions. The Nigerian Aso-ebi dress tradition for special occasions such as wedding, chieftaincy burial, coronation and other special events is another factor that has made this fabric is now worn by all classes of people.
Ankara, though not of African origin is embraced by Africans because it depicts African culture. It has its own virtue, whether it is the expensive one or not, when tailored in the right way as an entity or mixed with other contemporary fabrics, it looks more gorgeous and graceful which why we’ve got this Ankara look-book for you to get inspired for next Ankara styles…
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