Sweet Grass

Sweet grass baskets date back to the 1700’s. A traditional craft passed on through generations in the Gullah culture. Charleston South Carolina markets feature the art and baskets are displayed for purchase.

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South Carolina’s handwoven “sweet grass” baskets date back to the 1700’s. The craft originated in West Africa and has been passed down through the generations in the Gullah Culture.

The weaves of this basket get their strength from the mineral-rich salt marshes of the coastline.

Bundled thin blades of the grass are coiled in circles to make the baskets.  Visitors can easily find this treasured souvenir at the Charleston SC City market and shops throughout the area.

A great example of putting a natural resource to good use

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Author: Alice DeForest

With over 30 years experience in various phases of the real estate industry, I would like to have the opportunity to share some of the knowledge, opinions, and fun things with you. I have also had the opportunity to live in all four corners of the US . I have been a buyer, seller, tenant, and landlord in my personal life, which allows me to share first hand information my experience with real estate. I am now a settled empty nester, that is working less hours which allows me the time to write this blog and travel

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