A type of cotton cloth featuring brightly colored patterns produced by means of a wax-resist dye technique, associated especially with West African fashion.‘we've seen the classic ankara adorned with different accessories’
- ‘some of the outfits she has worn feature traditional ankara prints’
1970s perhaps from the name of the Turkish capital Ankara.
The capital of Turkey since 1923; population 3,763,600 (est. 2007). Prominent in Roman times as Ancyra, it later declined in importance until chosen by Kemal Atatürk in 1923 as his seat of government.