The Evolution of the African Ankara Print
For most, when they hear Ankara, the first things that register in their minds are those boring dresses or even the wrappers our mothers tie in those days. But there’s more to these fabrics, and their evolution over the years has thought us that.
These days, Ankara fabrics have gone from boring dresses and wrappers to dinner wear and wedding gowns. Yeah… you heard that right Wedding gown. Who said that one has to work down the aisle with a flowing white dress? Just switch it up with a flowing Ankara dress and you would look just as fabulous as ever.
A few years ago, the use of African prints in making accessories became the rave in Africa. Bags, shoes, and pieces of jewelry were been made in different patterns and prints. At first, these products were not so authentic and nice-looking, but over the years, some of these manufacturers found a way to perfect these crafts. Today, some of these brands can compete with any foreign brand out there.
Ever thought of decorating your home in a unique, yet cost-friendly way? Just put that piece of Ankara to good use. Ankara covered cushions and throw pillows, duvet, lampshades, and the rest. In fact, take a piece of Ankara, frame it, and put it up on your wall, that is art.
So, which of these new ideas will you try out?
Written by akuthetailor