Will our ankara fabric ever go extinct? I’d say a very big NO to that. I mean, is that even a question? With the rate at which the latest ankara styles are coming up every minute, I am forced to believe that even by the next century, it’ll no longer be regarded as a native wear but a ready-made fabric.
The ankara material is one of the lubricants of the wheels of the African fashion industry. With a shift from the initial custom-made pieces to a ready-to-wear retail purpose, the commercial value of the fabric has increased over the years. Ankara has evolved from being on mannequins in local stores to being modeled on western runways among the collections of top designer labels.