C’mon open up your gift, its wrapped in a gorgeous Ankara fabric. C’mon..c’mon..c’mon ….ok let me be serious. Imaging you got this gift box delivered to you at your door step, you picked it up and went into the house to unwrap it. But first, you checked to see if there’s a card on it – none. You check for any note at all that would at least indicate the sender – none. You examine the box further for maybe an inscription or sign hidden somewhere, anything at all- none. What will you do? Will you go ahead to unwrap the gift or will you just abandon it somewhere out of ‘fear of the unkown?’ (lol). C’mon I need answers to start flowing into the comment box below.
But before I read them allow me share my opinion. I believe the gift box speaks a lot about the sender. First, I would conclude that the he/she is someone who doesn’t go with the norm of the society and that he/she thinks a whole lot different from the rest (different in a cool way though). Secondly, I would not need a soothsayer to tell me that the sender is not only a proud African but that he/ she cherishes our culture and values. Thirdly, the gift inside will most likely be Awesome! Lol
There are lots of items we can send to loved ones as gifts, probably for birthdays, wedding parties, anniversaries etc.
You can send them throw-pillows wrapped with Ankara. Like this:
You can decide to send them this kind of arm chair, wrapped in Ankara. This Ankara patterned chair is something I would love to have in my house, really, the wrapping is perfect and the colours can go with any and everything. So just incase you are thinking to a gift to send to me, don’t think too far *winks*.
For ladies who love flowers, like me lol, a bouquet of Ankara fabric would not be a bad idea at all. It is different and beautiful, yes so beautiful that you can use them as decoration. So guys when you want to surprise her next time just appear at her door with a bouquet of Ankara fabric, like this:
Now you probably would have seen Ankara -wrapped book covers like this ones below. They are really cool. The first time I saw it was when I attended a wedding in Lagos and it was time to give gifts and collect souvenirs. When it got to my turn I gave the beautifully wrapped gift I brought and I got an Ankara-wrapped book cover in return. I was surprised yet happy that African product are being patronized and used with pride.
But I doubt if some of you would have seen this:
Oh Yes! Phone pouches made with Ankara materials. They are not just Ankara designs as some of you might think, but the actual Ankara cloth was used to wrap them! Fantastic isn’t it?
So all ye classy guys and ladies, you ain’t classy until you get these….lol
We all have different views and ideas, feel free to drop comments below especially the one about you reaction to a gift box wrapped with Ankara and sent to you! See you later.