Duafe: femininity. compassion. beauty. | Adinkra African Art
Duafe: femininity. compassion. beauty.
This peach colored poster features the Adinkra symbol Duafe, which is a symbol of the positive qualities of womanhood. The literal translation* of the word Duafe in Akan is "the wooden comb", but the symbolic meaning of Duafe can not be limited to a single word. Adinkra symbols are West African designs that have represented elements of Ghanaian values and culture for hundreds of years.
*Literal translation from the book: "The Adinkra Dictionary - A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra" and my parents. Akan (or Twi) is a language spoken in both Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.