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How to pronounce Duafe

The meaning and philosophical significance of Duafe

Duafe means “wooden comb.” It i a symbol of feminine consideration or good feminine qualities such as patience, prudence, fondness, love, and care.

Duafe is a combination of dua (English: wood, wooden) and afe (English: comb). The duafe was an important item in the collection of items women used for grooming.


  1. The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.
  2. The image of the symbol was taken from the Kasahorow Adinkra Library.

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