Our beautifully designed Untied Bow Tie has a culturally unifying Akan symbol. We refer to this colorful and purposefully designed neckwear as our AKANIC tie which symbolizes the importance of UNITY IN DIVERSITY, DEMOCRACY, AND UNITY OF PURPOSE.
In Akan symbolism, there is a design of crossed crocodiles joined at the center. FUNTUMFUNAFU DENKYEM FUNAFU - JOINED CROCODILES Symbol of UNITY IN DIVERSITY, DEMOCRACY, AND UNITY OF PURPOSE. They are joined at the stomach. From the proverb: Funtumfunafu, denkyemmfunafu, won afar boom iso wodidi a na worefom emir se Duane ne de ye di no mine twit mu,
Literal Translation: Two headed crocodiles fight over food that goes to a common stomach because each relishes the food in its throat. This symbol, in essence, depicts the Akan notions about the inherent difficulties of reconciling individual and group interest in a democratic system.
The man who wears this neckwear prepares himself to a reconciler, healer, and resolver of conflict among those he encounters in his business, family and social life.
Each color symbolizes meaning:
Gold: Royalty, Wealth
Purple: Royalty, Wisdom, Passion