Recently, it has been discovered that, hand fans, bowties, hair bows etc. can be wrapped in cloth material especially Ankara. It is a new craft that seems to be making waves in Africa and it is to very much appreciated because it is unique and easy to make.
Bags, shoes, jewelleries and so on are great, in fact we practically cannot do without them in this part of the world. The bags and shoes to match, with the jewelleries too…a great combo! But really the everyday colour and pattern is getting boring *rolls eyes*. I came across some really nice Ankara materials some weeks ago in the market and I couldn’t help but imagine them wrapped on a very nice pair of heels or converse like this:
Personally, I’m not a very big fan of bags but I love new things, I mean new innovations, thinking outside the box and stuff. So if I get a bag with a different design or covering and not the everyday thing we see I would give you a very big thank-you hug.*grins* Now, if I get a bag whose exterior is wrapped in a lovely, brightly coloured Ankara material- mehn! I’ll love you forever. This is what I’m talking about:
You see to get the attention of others, I mean for people to look at you and give you a double take (not in an envious way sha), you have to look good. And looking good also involves trying new things, new things that are presentable of course. When it comes to jewelleries (wristwatches, neck pieces, ear rings etc), we have to do it right. Like I said earlier, new things rock. Ken Robinson said: ‘Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture’. I love to replace ‘human culture’ with ‘Africa’.
This is so true, just take a look at this beads wrapped Ankara:
Perfect! It must have taken forever to achieve considering the size but I tell you the time was worth it. Now when you put this on to a social gathering or something, with probably a plain white or black gown, you will just become the centre of attraction. (most ladies would love the attention lol).
Ok, I’ll love to wrap it up here (not with Ankara anyway).