Ankara fabrics commonly known as African Wax prints is a %100 cotton fabric with vibrant and colorful patterns. It is usually a colorful cloth and it is primarily associated with Africa because of it's tribal-like patterns and motifs. Ankara was originally manufactured by the Dutch for the Indonesian textile market, however the prints gained significantly more interest in the west African countries because of the tribal-like patterns.
Ankara fabrics is a common material for clothing in Africa, most especially in the west African regions but recently it has been recognized globally. It has become a large business scale in Africa with huge profit at the end of the day. It is believed that the fabrics has dominated the African fashion industry thereby becoming the preferred fabrics to others.
In West Africa alone, celebrations always hold and Ankara fabrics must be the chosen dress code.
In Ghana alone, it has an annual consumption of textiles of about 130 million yards with three largest local manufacturers which are ATL,GTP and printex.
Check out this styles and designs made from Ankara fabrics.
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