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.
Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel's contributions to the objects section of this website:
- Dansinkran Hairstyle
- Analytical Discourse of Selected Afrocentric Natural Hairstyling Culture
- The Language of Kente Fabric in Context
- The Case of Ndop Royal Fabric
- Conflicting Tensions in Decolonising Proscribed Afrocentric Hair Beauty Culture Standards in Ghanaian Senior High Schools
- Historical and Sociocultural Relevance of Royal ‘Ahenema’ Sandals in Asante Culture
- Luo Traditional Stool “Kom Nyaluo"
- Uche Okeke, Christ or Untitled (?)