Owuo Atwedee - The ladder of death


Owuo Atwedee - The ladder of death
100% silk twill scarf (90 x 90 cm)
Color: cerise/chestnut/outer space/corn/pacific blue/palatinate purple/paolo veronese green/...

Designed by Yaw Tony
Ref. : 0-2316-212435
Limited edition of 5

A symbol of mortality
Name/Theme: Owuo Atwedee - The ladder of death
Meaning: Owuo Atwedee means “ladder of death.” This symbol gets its name from the proverb, “Owuo atwedee baakofoo mforo,” meaning, “Death’s ladder is not climbed by just one person.” It is a symbol of the certainty and universality of death.

Moral Values: Owuo Atwedee gets its name from the Akan proverb, “Owuo atwedeɛ baakofoɔ mforo” which literally means “Death’s ladder: not one person climbs it.” Alternatively, death’s ladder is not climbed by just one person. The proverb expresses the belief that death is universal to all men: everybody will die. The implications of this belief could be varied though. For example, to warn a particularly proud or cruel person of his mortality this proverb may be used. It may also be used to console bereaved persons that death is not such an extraordinary event but one that lies ahead for all.


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