Adinkra Waba Aba
From my series Adinkra Symbols of West Africa. Waba Aba represents PERSEVERANCE. The seed of the wawa tree is extremely hard. In Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It serves to inspire individuals to persevere through hardship. The Andinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti. The symbols represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics and pottery They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. Fabric adinkra are often made by woodcut sign writing as well as screen printing. Adinkra symbols appear on some traditional akan gold weights. The symbols are also carved on stools for domestic and ritual use.