Adinkra Symbols of West Africa: Duafe

West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols & Meanings. DUAFE "wooden comb" symbol of beauty and cleanliness; symbols of desirable feminine qualities The meaning of this symbol is characterized slightly differently in "The Adinkra Dictionary" and "The Values of Adinkra Symbols";…

Duafe - Symbol

More symbols in Adinkra symbols: Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, p… read more »…

Ntonso, Kumasi: The Home of Adinkra Symbolism – Duafe Magazine

Adinkra symbols and their meanings. Some examples of the meanings behind Adinkra symbols include: ‘Bi-Nka-Bi’ which means ‘bite not one another’ or simply that one should be careful not to step on someone else’s toes or upset them. ‘Dame-Dame’ is the name of a chequered board game popular in Ghana. The Adinkra of this game symbolises intelligence and ingenuity.…

Adinkra Symbols of West Africa: Duafe

symbol of jealousy and envy "When the fofo's petals drop, they turn into black spiky-like seeds. The Akan liken the nature of this plant to a jealous person." - The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis. There is a Akan proverb associated with this symbol: "What the fofo plant wishes is that the gyinantwi seeds turn black."…

DUAFE – Adinkra Republic

“wooden comb”. symbol of beauty and cleanliness. The meaning of this symbol is characterized slightly differently in “The Adinkra Dictionary” and “The Values of Adinkra Symbols”; the former emphasizes more abstract qualities of goodness, love and care, while the latter has a more literal interpretation, looking one’s best and good hygiene.…

Adinkra - African Symbols from the Akans of Ghana

Adinkra Symbols with Meanings Adinkra are visual symbols with historical and philosophical significance originally printed on cloth which Asante royals wore to important ceremonies. Originating from the Asantes of Ghana, the symbols have assumed global importance and are now found on objects like furniture, sculpture, earthenware pots and casual wear.…