African Adinkra Symbol of the Month: Duafe for International Women's Day
Bôhten eyewear strives to improve sustainable living in Africa. To shed light on our African roots, we are introducing meaningful symbols from Ghana that focus on the importance of Ethics in the social environment.
As we celebrate International women’s month, our African symbol of the month is the Adinkra symbol by the name of Duafe. According to adinkrasymbols.org, Duafe directly translates to “wooden comb”. It states the design is, “...a symbol of feminine consideration or good feminine qualities such as patience, prudence, fondness, love, and care.”
Bôhten expresses much gratitude to all the women in our community, who everyday exercise these and other feminine qualities to help uplift, improve and inspire those around them. Whether you realize it or not, the loving actions you constantly enact are building a better world for us all. To all of the women on our team, our customers, our support systems, in our community and our society, we see you, we recognize you, and we thank you.
During the month of March, we will use our blog and other Bôhten platforms, to recognize various women in our community who go above and beyond their duty of support and impact for themselves and others in their society. Stay tuned to learn more about their stories and what makes them exceptional in their own right.
Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Gyaman (Ashanti) people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast. The symbols hold a great deal of meaning and not only present the rich Akan culture, but serve to communicate deep truths, wisdom and knowledge using imagery.
If you're curious to learn more about Adinkra symbols, you can find more about them here.