Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition

Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition #(2020)

Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition

Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition

  • Title: Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition
  • Author: Joyce V. Coakley
  • ISBN: 9780738518305
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition By Joyce V. Coakley,



The ancient African art of sweetgrass basket making has been practiced for than 300 years in the Christ Church Parish of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Seen on the roadways of Charleston County and in museums and galleries worldwide, these unique handmade baskets are crafted from sweetgrass, bullrush, pine needles, and palm leaves Traditionally, artisans use a pieceThe ancient African art of sweetgrass basket making has been practiced for than 300 years in the Christ Church Parish of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Seen on the roadways of Charleston County and in museums and galleries worldwide, these unique handmade baskets are crafted from sweetgrass, bullrush, pine needles, and palm leaves Traditionally, artisans use a piece of the rib bone of a cow and a pair of scissors as their only tools for construction When English settlers founded Christ Church Parish in the late 1600s, they saw a place rich in natural beauty and ideal for harvesting rice, cotton, and indigo Skilled agricultural laborers were needed, and consequently, South Carolina became the top importer of enslaved West Africans Finding a landscape similar to their homeland, those who came kept many of their traditional practices Today, the richness of the West African presence can be seen in Charleston s architecture, basketry, and ironworks.


Recent Comments "Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition"


  • [¹ Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition || ↠ PDF Download by ☆ Joyce V. Coakley]
    Joyce V. Coakley

Recent Posts

Popular Recent