o essel

Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel teaches at the Fashion and Textiles Education unit in the Department of Art Education of the University of Education, Winneba. He is an African fashion and textiles historian, a practising textiles designer, sculptor and national president of the Art Teachers’ Association of Ghana (ATAG). His PhD research focused on Ghanaian iconic creative hands in the world of dress fashion design culture while some of his scholarly works in fashion explores how Ghana’s dress culture has evolved over time. His research interest is in textiles and fashion history, hair and Afrocentric beauty culture practices.