Bholenath International in Junagadh in Gujarat manufactures African printed textiles which boast of superior quality base material which is cotton. African textiles are textiles from varied African locations on the continent of Africa. They are known for their distinct styles, techniques of print and production, dyeing methods and decorative and functional purposes. The textiles spread out their cultural significance and are in a way the documents of African history and design. But today to acquire those beautiful fabrics you need not travel straight to Africa. Bholenath International of Junagadh in Gujarat is a leading manufacturer of these textiles.
Methods of African Print on Textiles
The most important and main method of colouring cloth in Africa is dyeing whose principles and techniques we at Bholenath International have followed at our plant which is the most modern and up to date in the country.
The most common dye used is the indigo which signifies wealth and abundance according to African tradition which we have borne in mind while manufacturing them. Natural dyes such as vegetable and mineral dyes are widely and commonly used. Other natural dyes include yellow from Morinda brimstone tree, white from kaolin clay, black from charcoal or black clay, brown from mud and red from camwood. These are some common African colours used which our engineers have developed in producing these materials in Gujarat in India.
Some common dyeing methods include tie and dye, stitched and folded resist, wax batik and starch resist which are typical African methods but which have also become a significant tradition at Bholenath International.
The Kitenge Fabric
The Kitenge, now produced at our plant in Gujarat, is an East African and Central African fabric which is similar to a sarong. It is worn in many ways by the African women like wrapped around the waist or chest, over the head like a head scarf or can be used as a baby sling. But today it is used to make dresses and other items other than the original use. Our kitenge is a colourful and bright fabric or cloth which is also now available in India all thanks to Bholenath International for it.
The kitenge is akin to the kangas and kikoy, but the weave of the fabric is thicker and possess an edging on one long side. It is a very popular fabric in most African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Liberia, Rwanda and Congo. Even countries like Malawi, Namibia and Zambia use it. But Bholenath International has popularized the fabric in India today.
It is very popular and beautiful with bright colour prints that it is now worn by people in India also. African Print Fabrics in Gujarat have now become popular and is being supplied all over India by companies like Bholenath International of Junagadh in Gujarat. Our fabric is as soft as a baby’s skin.
The Ankara Fabric
Bholenath International today manufactures Ankara fabric which is a pure cotton fabric with sparkling and spirited prints and patterns. It is a flamboyant cloth which is basically associated with Africa since it has tribal like patterns and motifs. It is a very flexible fabric from which many items can be made like hats, earrings, blazers, shoes, etc. It is made by the Indonesian wax resist dyeing method called batik which is the principle method of production in our plant in Gujarat.
To get your yard of the Ankara fabric now you need not travel to Africa but rather sitting at home you could get it from Ankara Fabric Exporters like Bholenath International in Gujarat.
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