I love the bright colour and quirky patterns of ankara fabric. Originally produced by the Dutch for the Indonesian market, the wax print fabric took off in Nigeria and became known as ankara after the Turks produced it for cheaper (a fascinating history, no?).
Similar material produced here in Kenya is called kitenge, but everyone seems to agree that the best fabric comes from West Africa. I wish I’d bought more when I was in Ghana back in 07, but I’ve picked up a few beautiful pieces here in Nairobi and am constantly on the look out for a great tailor to get something made. The images above serve as inspiration!