A vibrant colourway for this very popular Ankara print. It has several names from country to country such as the Speedbird, ‘Money Has Wings’, Hirondelle and ‘Air Afrique’. The swallow print design has been around for a long time and this is just one of the many colour combinations available.
Great for clothing, accessories and any craft projects you have on the drawing board. A great Ankara fabric that is soft in texture and would work well in almost any sewing project.
To give you an idea of scale, each oval is about 5 inches wide.
This fabric is sold by the yard which is 0.9 metres. Use the arrows above to select the number of yards you need and a continuous length of fabric will be sent to you. You can also buy a bundle for a small saving. A bundle is 6 yards (5.4 metres) in length and you can make your selection from the drop-down menu.
Fabric Width- 48 inches (1.2 metres)
Printed in Ghana
YARDS TO METRES (A little conversion guide)
1 Yard- 0.9 metres
2 Yards- 1.8 metres
3 Yards- 2.7 metres
4 Yards- 3.6 metres
5 Yards- 4.5 metres
6 Yards- 5.4 metres
COLOURS: We photograph the fabric in natural daylight and make every effort to represent the colours as accurately as possible, nevertheless colours may display differently depending on the monitors/screens they are viewed on.
THE MEANINGS BEHIND THE SYMBOL
Hirondelle: This is the french word for the Swallow bird. Swallows are a symbol of good luck.
In Togo the pattern is called ‘Air Afrique’ because the fabric was also used in the uniform of the local airline company.
Sika Wo Antaban means ‘Money has Wings’. In Ghana the pattern refers to the transience of riches: rich today, poor tomorrow, for money, if one is not careful, will fly away like a bird. This fabric encourages people to make good financial investments.