Ankara Wedding Inspirations

Do something different from the norm with these lovely Ankara wedding ideas we’ve got outlined here.

Ankara to some people may just be known as the capital of Turkey, but to many Africans and even globally now, it is a beautifully coloured fabric that has been worn for ages.

Mostly this fabric is made of cotton material. It is available as African wax print, Holland wax or Dutch wax. In this article, we will be talking about various ways you can use Ankara in your wedding. 

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A Typical Yoruba Wedding Attire

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Bride and Groom Attire

In a typical Yoruba marriage, Aso-Oke is fabric of choice. It is the Yoruba ceremonial cloth. It is considered the pinnacle of all fabrics for Yoruba people on occasions like weddings, birthdays, celebrations of life of deceased parents, chieftaincy title ceremonies, and any other important commemorations.

This Aso-Oke is hand woven with special thread that has been soaked in home-made dye. That was before this age of new technology. The three main colours of Aso-Oke fabrics are:

  • Al’aari: rich maroon
  • Etu: navy blue
  • Sanyan: very light brown with strips of cream

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