The mission of the sweetgrass cultural arts association is to protect and preserve the gullah geechee people's history, culture, traditions, their ancient sweetgrass basket making art form and habitats. Explore alan chaput's board sweetgrass baskets on pinterest | see more ideas about basket weaving, charleston south carolina and low country. Sweetgrass (hierochl e odorata) straight dried bundles and braids for use in making baskets or other crafts. With more than 50 resident gullah artisans, the charleston city market is the very epicenter of sweetgrass basketry, one of the nation's oldest and most beautiful handicrafts of african origin. Sweetgrass baskets originated in west african basketry traditions adapted to the new world slaves along the barrier islands of south carolina harvested the local grasses, several of which were characterized by their sweet, pungent fragrance, as well as valued for their strength and malleability. Slaves in the low country along the coast of south carolina and georgia frequently originated from western africa and shared similar language and culture.
For a unique shopping experience while on hilton head island stop by the gullahsweet grass gallery where you can purchase sweetgrass baskets, take a b. Shop for sweetgrass basket on etsy, the place to express your creativity through the buying and selling of handmade and vintage goods. Coil baskets of native sweetgrass and long leaf pine needles sewn with strips of palmetto leaf is a craft handed down through generations since the 1700's unique to the low country, it represents one of the oldest west african art forms in america baske. Learn about sweetgrass baskets, south carolina state handicraft. Handmade sweetgrass baskets are available from the gift shop at gullah gourmet.
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For centuries, a small community of descendants of slaves from west africa passed down the unique art and rare talent of making sweetgrass baskets pin point heritage museum is dedicated to educating savannah and the lowcountry on gullah/geechee history and finding ways to showcase.
Sweetgrass, palmetto and pineneedle basketry in the low country afro-american gullah coiled mt pleasant tradition. Charleston's african-american heritage the lowcountry sweetgrass basket the art of coiled basket making was introduced to the lowcountry in the 17th century by africans taken from the present day mano river region, senegambia and angola-congolesse regions of west africa. Corey alston gullah sweetgrass baskets, charleston, sc 1,127 likes 185 talking about this i'm a sweetgrass basket weaver from the mt pleasant, sc.