Knock-off Imported Sweetgrass Baskets

Sweetgrass baskets are a Gullah craft in the Rice Kingdom. Africans brought as slaves adapted their weaving techniques to new flora and new circumstances and the craft has become widely appreciated in the last fifty years. So much so, in fact, that imitators have contacted to have knock-off version made in the Pacific rim and imported.

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Sweetgrass makers in Mount Pleasant, SC

 

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