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Red/yellow/blue peacock African wax print fabric lampshade handmade by Tropikala UK
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Tropikala Uses Kitenge’s Ankara Fabric to Make African Print Lampshades

Last year, we discovered Tropikala, a fantastic small business that makes stylish lampshades using colourful and unique African wax print...

ELLE Decoration magazine front cover August 2021 issue
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Kitenge’s African Print Fabric Featured in Elle Decoration Magazine

It was such as honour to see our authentic, 100% cotton, African wax print fabric featured in the August 2021...

Sewing clothes with African wax print fabric
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What to Consider When Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric

Colourful African wax print fabrics (also known as dutch wax, ankara, kitenge or chitenge) first originated from Indonesia, which was...

African wax print fabrics
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How to Tell the Difference Between Original and Counterfeit African Wax Print Fabric

African wax print fabric (commonly known as ‘kitenge’ in East Africa and ‘ankara’ in West Africa) stands out amongst the...

Making African wax print fabric hair accessories in Tanzania East Africa
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5 Fashion Accessories to Make at Home

With COVID-19 and most people working from home, it doesn’t mean your style has to be boring. Although some industries...

A pile of African wax print fabric
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The Many Styles of African Wax Print Fabric

There are many different styles, designs and colours of original African print fabric (known as ‘ankara’ in West Africa and...

Textile project ideas that you can make at home with African print fabric
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20 Fabric Items to Make at Home

Are you looking to get creative and do you need some inspiration for your next crafts or textiles project? Are...

Ankara fabric made in Nigeria West Africa
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Everything You Need to Know about African Print Fabric

Kitenge have just launched their colourful and unique range of African print fabric on their online store! Their popular and...

Paint printing rollers children's art class primary school
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Kitenge’s Offcuts Inspire Children to Design & Create their own African Prints!

Earlier this summer, the art teacher from Billingshurst Primary School in West Sussex, UK, got in touch with us. The...

Fabric & Sewing

Traditional African Clothing: A Guide To Kanga from East Africa

Kanga was first introduced to our founder, Sian, during her initial trip to Tanzania in 2013. Sian volunteered for a...

Kitenge Store Founder Sian visited Daniel at his batik making workshop in Ghana West Africa holding two different finished colourful fabric designs used to make modern afrocentric clothing
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Traditional Batik Making in Ghana, West Africa

Batik is a well-respected, ancient art form and craft. It is a similar process used to make African print fabric...

Colourful ashanti kente cloth hanging verticle strips made in Ghana West Africa
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Everything you need to Know About Kente!

Our founder, Sian, recently travelled to Ghana in West Africa. During her time there she visited several talented artisans including...


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