Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another day of Junking

Not much going on the other day so we went out for lunch and then did a little junking. About the third place we stopped we spotted a nice little Charleston S.C. Gullah Sweetgrass Basket.

The traditional Gullah style Sweetgrass basket is made in the South Carolina Low Country around Mt. Pleasant. The art form was brought to this country in the seventeenth century by West Africans, they were originally flatter and were used for carrying rice on the plantations.

On just about any day you can see them making and selling these baskets on Hwy 17, north of Charleston S.C.

From checking on the internet this basket is valued anywhere from $100 to $200, but we picked it up for three dollars ($3.00).

1 comment:

Charleston said...

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