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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.

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Filename
Duafe
Copyright
Maxine Moore (c) 2016
Image Size
6000x6000 / 11.0MB
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The Adinkra Series
Duafe: femininity. compassion. beauty.<br />
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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. <br />
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*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.