The meaning symbolizes hardiness, toughness, and 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 inspires the individual to persevere through hardship. The meaning of this symbol resonated with me. Identifying with and using symbols and visual imagery have always been my unique way to communicate with others and convey a message.
It was also a message I applaud the creators of the movie for visually conveying to audiences.
As previously noted, In Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to persevere through hardship.
Portraying this image on a character in this specific movie was genius. It sends a message to all of those young black children and us grown folks that we are strong and tough. We have and will continue to persevere through any hardships that may come our way. This is "rooted" in our DNA.
I am pleased and honored to now release my new design titled "Shuri"