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Nkrumah’s Pencil / African Fabric / Ankara Fabric / Wax Print Fabric / African Cloth / 6 yards, Purple Yellow

Nkrumah’s Pencil / African Fabric / Ankara Fabric / Wax Print Fabric / African Cloth / 6 yards, Purple Yellow

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  • Craft type: Quilting, Sewing, Upholstery
  • Length: 6 Yards
  • Width: 45 Inches
  • Purpose: Upholstery
  • Primary fiber: Cotton
  • Favorited by: 14 people
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This popular fabric is sometimes referred to as “Backgammon” because it resembles the zigzag pattern of the board game. It's more fondly called “Nkrumah’s Pen” or “Nkrumah’s Pencil,” in homage to Ghana’s first President, Kwame Nkrumah. The story goes that Nkrumah would write notes with a very sharp pencil before giving a speech, and so this fabric was named in his honor.

This beautiful African wax print fabric, also known as Ankara is ideal for making unique clothing items, eye-catching home décor projects, amazing accessories, and many other projects you may have such as pillow covers, quilts, aprons, stuffed animals, not to mention skirts and dresses.

Width: 45 ins

Color(s): Purple, Yellow

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