There are many types of African fabrics out there, each of which have its own unique history and regions in which it is most common. This article is intended to provide a quick reference to a few of the most popular African fabrics out there.
Kente - African fabric that is Ghanaian in origin, developed during the Ashanti kingdom
Ankara or Dutch Wax - African fabric that was adopted in West Africa, but Dutch and Indonesian in origin
Shweshwe - African fabric that is essentially South African in origin, with some elements introduced through Europe
Aso Oke - African fabric originated by the Yoruba out of Nigeria
Mud Cloth - African fabric that is Malian in origin
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