Wax fab pouch - cartoon
Wax Fabs are traditionally associated with African culture because of their tribal patterns and motifs. Each design and color can reflect symbols such as the tribe, marriage and social status of the wearer. We call them fabs - short for fabrics - mostly because they simply look FABulous!
African wax prints, also known as Ankara are omnipresent and common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa where they were introduced in the 1800s. They are industrially produced colorful cotton cloths with batik-inspired printing, a method of dyeing cloth by using wax-resist techniques. Over time, many patterns began receiving catchy names and the prints became more African-inspired, and African-owned by the mid-twentieth century. More info on our African fabrics blog and About Us page.
Measurements : 21 x 11 cm