SHURI "WAWA ABA' ADINKRA
The seed of the Wawa tree "Wawa Aba"
symbolizes hardiness, toughness, and perseverance.
The seed of the Wawa tree is extremely hard. In Adinkra culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to persevere through hardship.
Portraying this symbol on Shuri in the Black Panther 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.