Handmade African Fabric Doll
Beautiful doll handcrafted in Ghan, West Africa.
Handcrafted using African wax fabric.
African wax prints, also known as Ankara,
They are industrially produced, colorful cotton cloths with batik-inspired printing.
One feature of these materials is the lack of difference in the color intensity of the front and back sides.
The wax fabric can be sorted into categories of quality due to the processes of manufacturing.
Normally, the fabrics are sold in 12 yards (11 m) as “full piece” or 6 yards (5.5 m) as “half piece”.
The colors comply with the local preferences of the customers.
Mainly clothing for celebrations is made out of these.
The wax prints are part of a nonverbal way of communication among African women,
and hereby they carry their message out into the world.
Some wax prints can be named after personalities, cities, buildings, sayings, or occasions.
The producer, name of the product,
and registration number of the design is printed on the selvage,
protecting the design and allowing reading the quality of the fabric.
The wax fabrics constitute capital goods for African women.
Therefore, they are collected depending on the financial possibilities.