West Africa’s Identity-Ankara “Dutch” Wax Print
Is Ankara print truly African?
This was the evolution of the Ankara print in West Africa. The prints were worn for almost all special occasions from weddings to naming ceremonies, birthdays, funerals, inaugurations and so on.
Today it is casually worn all over Africa and has even infiltrated into the western fashion industry, with high-end couture brands featuring Ankara in their pieces.
Now when we hear the word Ankara, we immediately think bright colours, patterns, cotton fabric but most especially Africa. With patterns and print designs telling Africa's story of culture, traditions, lifestyle, and history.
Today African print is incorporated with western fabrics to create unique and outstanding pieces. The next time you wear your Ray Darten pieces, make sure you do so with Pride.
Written By: Opeyemi Onilogbo
WRITTEN BY RAY DARTEN BLOGGER
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