Beautiful African Prints and Batiks from Africa

London, United Kingdom · 1543 Sales


Beautiful African Prints and Batiks from Africa

London, United Kingdom 1543 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
Linda Benedict

Linda Benedict on Jun 7, 2018

2 out of 5 stars

Look too short and narrow to be full head gear/ head tie


Urbanstax responded on Jun 7, 2018

The product description clearly states that you need at least 6 metres of the Aso-oke strip to make a head-tie. You ordered 4 metres.

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Mix and match your prints. The similar colour palette means you can add some flare to your sewing project by mixing patterns and prints.
Both prints are available in our store.
Our talented customer Kelly Louise Preece made this fabulous coat from our Record/ Nsu Bura wax print from Ghana
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Fabulous Finds

I always get asked where I get the fabulous wax prints and batiks I work with and I decided to make these available for those who want to experiment with unusual and vibrant textiles.

Here you will find beautiful African fabrics ranging from handmade, hand-dyed batik fabric from West Africa, to Shweshwe prints from South Africa. You will also find African Wax prints that are specially selected for their uniqueness.

Hopefully, I can also pass on the growing knowledge I am picking up along the way as I travel and explore to provide Made in Africa fabric.

Shop members

  • Dolapo

    Owner, Curator, Shipper

    My name is Dolapo and I love to design and create things with bright colours, bold shapes or intricate patterns. I am a chartered Architect turned accessory designer and I absolutely love bold prints, patterns and colours.


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Last updated on May 13, 2018
I always get asked where I get the fabulous prints I work with and I decided to make these available for those who want to experiment with colourful and vibrant textiles.

I only stock fabric which is produced in Africa. Here you will find unique fabrics ranging from handmade, hand-dyed batik fabric from West Africa, to Shweshwe prints from South Africa. You will also find Wax prints that are specially selected for their uniqueness.

I would love to see your finished creations made out of the fabric you have purchased and to feature you on our blog. We will send you a special discount code to use on your next purchase for any images sent!

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Refunds on items returned within 14 days of receipt. Items should be in original new condition and should include original packaging where possible. A return will not be accepted if the fabric has been washed.
You can make payments with credit cards, debit cards or with Paypal.

WITHIN THE UK: Orders ares sent using Royal Mail first or second class post. Most orders will arrive within 3 working days.

INTERNATIONAL: Most orders outside of the UK are sent by Royal Mail Standard Shipping. This service is typically not tracked. Larger orders (5 and 6 yards bundles and more) are sent by DHL and shipping takes about 3 working days to most destinations but will take longer during busy periods like Christmas. With DHL, orders are tracked and insured.

EXPRESS/PRIORITY MAIL: If you need an item quickly, kindly choose a shipping upgrade according to your need. This is available at checkout through the drop-down menu for shipping.

Within the UK, Next Day Delivery is available through DHL and orders received before noon on a weekday will be delivered the next working day. Orders received over the weekend will be sent out Mondays. Outside the UK, orders will be sent via DHL and will arrive between 3 to 5 working days. Kindly provide a telephone number if you choose this option.

SAVINGS ON SHIPPING: It can sometimes be difficult to estimate shipping costs and if I am able to make savings on the shipping costs, I will issue a refund for the difference once the item is shipped.

Do no hesitate to get in touch if you need further information on delivery and shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOMS & DUTIES: Please be advised that you are responsible for any import duty that might be incurred.
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More information

Last updated on May 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions

You sell fabric in Yards, What measurement is a yard?

A yard measures approximately 0.9 metres.

Where is your fabric made?

The fabric we sell is produced in African countries; Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Ivory Coast with more countries explored as we go along.

Care instructions

You can wash the print and batik fabrics with mild detergent either by hand or in the washing machine.

Wholesale availability

We do not currently offer wholesale purchasing.