African Symbol Of The Month - Eban

Bôhten Eyewear strives to improve sustainable living in Africa. To shed light on our African roots, we are introduced meaningful symbols from Ghana that focus on the importance of ethics in the social environment.

Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan tribe in Ghana.

The symbol of the month is "Eban" which translates to "fence" reflects symbol of love, safety and security.

 

 

The home to the Akan is a special place. A home which has a fence around it is considered to be an ideal residence.The fence symbolically separates and secures the family from the outside. Because of the security and the protection that a fence affords, the symbol is also associated with the security and safety one finds in love.

credit -  The Adinkra Dictionary

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