Ankara / Kente/ Kitenge Swag

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 DAY 4 IN IBIZA SAN ANTONIO

"Some people would rather have something than have nothing at all ... but the truth is, to have something halfway is harder than having nothing at all."




























So on the third day I decided to wear my ankara crop top and skirt! I love Africa and everything about it! So I had to rock this out!Its safe to say that countless celebrities such as Draya, Beyonce,Solange, Gweb Stefani, Rachel Bilson , Oluchi and many other fashionistas have been bitten by the African wax fever known as (Ankara).

 ANKARA
Ankara is a vibrant material mostly made up of 100 percent cotton or cotton poly material. Originally the wax resist dyed fabrics were exported to the Gold Coast and spread over West Africa into Central Africa and are now largely produced in Nigeria .

KITENGE / CHITENGE 
Kitenge or chitenge is an African garments similar to Ankara, often worn by women . Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan are some of the African countries where kitenge is worn. In Malawi, Namibia and Zambia Kitenge is known as Chitenge.
  KENTE 
(The best known out of all African textiles.)
Kente cloth, known as nwentoma in Akan. It  is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan  ethnic group of South Ghana. Kente comes from the word kenten, which means basket. Kente is identified by its dazzling, multicolored patterns of bright colors, geometric shapes, and bold designs. 





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Next year I plan on doing a series of posts dedicated to African wear.Hopefully I will be going to South Africa ! If I do i hope to have lots of African outfits made so keep an eye out! Which outfit was your favorite? My favorite outfit was the one worn by Draya and also the one worn by Solange!Hope you enjoyed this post dolls and gents.! I have been posting like mad so check out the previous page to make sure you did not miss anything!! Stay tuned for more, I will be posting HEAVY STUFF three times a week !!!
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ANKARA






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