The pieces of jewellery are part of an on-going process, resulting in different artworks produced in West Africa and based in a research that seemingly always ended there as if drawn to and connected by multiple interests and questions. It maybe even started there. The designer’s biography links her to Cameroon, where she spent childhood years with her parents, who, coming from Switzerland, worked as doctors in a catholic hospital. The underlying questions in this work are thus also biographical, and they know about the privileges of a Swiss citizenship, which, while helpful for unrestricted travel and the financing of the project, places the bearer in the history and ensuing position of a country, known for its liberal trade rules, and all their disputable elements. These questions are also reflections on art itself, its production, its notion of authorship, and its attributed exchange and usage value in different societies.