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“Believe it or not, I arrived in Thies with drawings and tried to get certain things adhered to in terms of form and pattern and color, which we struggled with. It’s not easy to communicate professional techniques to people who don’t have an education in design. But there is an immense amount of knowledge they have in terms of how they weave the color and the pattern and the form simultaneously. They’ve been doing this without drawings forever! So some things we developed here and taught them, and some things we developed there.”