06 December 2013

Sweetgrass Baskets

Holiday Sweetgrass Baskets, Charleston, S.C.

Charleston is famous for sweetgrass baskets and I have a secret connection. My friend Sandra had a booth at the hospital's employee craft sale today. Whenever I need something special for a gift or wedding present I ask her to bring me something in the price range I can afford. They are not cheap but everyone in the lowcountry appreciates the value of a beautiful sweetgrass basket. The basket making method came from Africa with the slaves and is passed down in families to this day. 

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11 comments:

  1. It does look like intricate work. I can see why that would make them end up expensive...

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  2. Those are beautiful.

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  3. Those are beautiful.

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  4. All the baskets are beautiful and so very special.

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  5. They really are. It is a talent passed down in families. They are ornate works of art.

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  6. I really regret not buying a few of these baskets as a memento to our time we lived in South Carolina. They are pieces of art!

    Guess I'll just have to make a side trip to Charleston some day, huh?

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  7. These are wonderful baskets.

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  8. I bet they smell wonderful. I would buy one and put it near the fireplace, to get warm and fill the house with the scent of sweetgrass. If I had a fireplace.

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    1. They do smell nice when they are new.

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