Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sweetgrass Baskets: A Local Tradition

Decendants of slaves brought to Charleston in the 1700 & 1800's to tend rice crops, are keeping alive the tradition of weaving baskets from the sweetgrass that grows in wet marshlands along the South Carolina shores. These beautiful handcrafted baskets are for sale throughout the city directly from the craftspeople who make them.

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