📌Submerge in water
It should be able to absorb water and dry very fast. This is the advantage of a good cotton material.
📌Plain weaves; look for ones made in plain weaves, this makes it durable
📌Test for its softness
Simply touch it, it should feel soft, not papery
📌Bleeding of colour:
Cut a small part of it, wash with soap and water, rinse with water and place against a tissue or white clothe, if there is any transfer of colour, this signifies that the fabric is weak in retaining colour, but if it doesn’t, it simply means it doesn’t colour bleed and that’s a plus and a good way to test whether is a high quality Ankara fabric.