In 2006, I received a Fulbright Senior Research Award to Sub-Saharan Africa. During that year I lived and worked in Kumasi, Ghana, studying with the vibrant textile community, including an Adinkra cloth-making apprenticeship at the Boayke Family Workshop in Ntonso.

Since that time, I have maintained strong ties with my teachers and colleagues, with traditional makers, and with textile entrepreneurs in Ghana. Traveling to other regions in West Africa, I continue to learn, document, and immerse myself in this lively cloth culture.