What is Ankara Fabric?
African wax prints, Dutch wax prints or Ankara, are omnipresent and common materials for clothing in West Africa and Central Africa.
They were introduced to West and Central Africans by Dutch merchants during the 19th century, who took inspiration from native Indonesian techniques and Akwete cloth designs.
Ankara Fabric Suppliers In South Africa
Address: 681A Rhode St, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, 0081, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm
Phone: +27 65 812 1155
What fabric is made in South Africa?
Shwe Shwe Indigos
Today, it is made in South Africa by Da Gama Textiles. Traditionally, Shwe Shwe was always indigo, with the occasional red or chocolate brown design.
All fabrics are 100% cotton. Because these fabrics are starched in the factory – that’s the tradition – they are quite stiff when new.