The colorful printed cotton we associate with traditional West African dress goes by several names, which hints at its complexity: Ankara, Dutch wax print, and Java print. Originally produced in Holland for sale in Indonesian colonies, the fabric found a bigger audience in West Africa, where many now consider it a symbol of cultural pride. The name Ankara orginated when the Turks began producing their own version in imitation of the DutchAnkara (formerly known as Angora) is the Turkish capital. A patchwork of sky blue and vibrant orange decorates one side of this bag, crafted in a small studio in Nigeria. Stiffened cotton with bamboo accents and magnetic closure.
Lovely handbag to carry around, but I couldn't get the oil smell out from the inside of the bag. Unfortunately had to send the bag back
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From National Geographic:Thank you for your feedback. We regret that this item did not meet your expectations. Any odor you detected should have faded with exposure to air, but the bag you received may have needed more airing.