Pawaka is a premium eyewear brand conceptualised by Indonesian Designer, Model and activist Bahraini Empel (Fa’).

Innovative interpretation and evolution is a source of inspiration for Pawaka, as well as Native American philosophy, modernity, nature; and Fa’s Indonesian heritage – the Dayak tribes of Borneo. PAWAKA was the code name of Fa’s grandfather during World War II and is also the Sanskrit word for fire. Embodying the symbolism of the colour red, PAWAKA represents the DNA we carry from our ancestors—the past, the present, and the future.