African print fashion. Picture: Pinterest
African print fashion. Picture: Pinterest
Singer Beyoncé in Kente fabric. Picture: Picasa
Singer Beyoncé in Kente fabric. Picture: Picasa
A Thabo Makhetha design. Picture: Instagram
A Thabo Makhetha design. Picture: Instagram
An Ankara fabric duster. Picture: Pinterest
An Ankara fabric duster. Picture: Pinterest
Kente fabric

This popular fabric from West Africa is notably seen in dresses, and even the likes of Beyoncé have adorned the popular and bright fabric.

Singer Beyoncé in Kente fabric. Picture: Picasa

Basotho inspiration

Designer Thabo Makhetha is widely known for his basotho inspired coats which display the designs of the baSotho tribe.

A Thabo Makhetha design. Picture: Instagram

Ankara fabric

Ankara fabric is a Dutch wax fabric that is produced in Indonesia, but is mostly used to create African print outfits in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. It is a popular choice of fabric also due to its bright colourful designs and its ability to have specific designs printed on the wax fabric.

An Ankara fabric duster. Picture: Pinterest

SeTswana fabric

The "Shweshwe" fabric is found in various colours and is often used in traditional weddings for the SeTswana and SeSotho cultures.



Kitenge fabric

Kitenge is a East, West and Central African fabric that is known for being worn as a sarong by African women. The fabric is often worn as a headscarf, wrap dress or even as a sling for infants. 

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