Sweetgrass Baskets

An ancient African art brought to South Carolina, by ensalved West Africans, in the late 17th century. Today it is an official South Carolina craft.
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The art of Sweetgrass (or Sweet Grass) basketry is passed down through generations of Gullah families in and around Charleston, South Carolina. The baskets pictured above are from Bev's Sweet Grass Baskets & Things, Charleston.

The art of Sweetgrass (or Sweet Grass) basketry is passed down through generations of Gullah families in and around Charleston, South Carolina. The baskets pictured above are from Bev's Sweet Grass Baskets & Things, Charleston.

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Native American Baskets by Pam outdusis Cunningham at Home & Away Gallery. Medium Sweetgrass and Ash Blueberry Basket by Pam outdusis Cunningham,  Penobscot. A charming blueberry basket, woven from brown ash with sweetgrass rim and finial. (Read about the artist: "I love every aspect of my basket making...) 6" high x 4" diameter

Native American Baskets by Pam outdusis Cunningham at Home & Away Gallery. Medium Sweetgrass and Ash Blueberry Basket by Pam outdusis Cunningham, Penobscot. A charming blueberry basket, woven from brown ash with sweetgrass rim and finial. (Read about the artist: "I love every aspect of my basket making...) 6" high x 4" diameter

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SEMINOLE SWEETGRASS BASKET - "Sweetgrass" baskets have been made by Seminole Indians for more than 60 years. The wild sweetgrass used in these beautiful, sturdy creations is hand-picked from high, dry areas of the Everglades basin, washed, laid in the sun to dry and sewn together with colored threads. Palmetto fiber is the usual basket base material. The baskets may take many different shapes. The Seminole Tribe of Florida.

SEMINOLE SWEETGRASS BASKET - "Sweetgrass" baskets have been made by Seminole Indians for more than 60 years. The wild sweetgrass used in these beautiful, sturdy creations is hand-picked from high, dry areas of the Everglades basin, washed, laid in the sun to dry and sewn together with colored threads. Palmetto fiber is the usual basket base material. The baskets may take many different shapes. The Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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ALGONQUIN FIRST NATIONS handmade sweetgrass basket...from my part of the world...beautiful to see and the fragrance is heavenly....reminds me of summer in childhood

ALGONQUIN FIRST NATIONS handmade sweetgrass basket...from my part of the world...beautiful to see and the fragrance is heavenly....reminds me of summer in childhood

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Lawrence "Billy" Shay (1912-2000) made this sweetgrass "flat" basket. The sweetgrass was braided before the basket could be woven. Item # 23456 on Maine Memory Network

Lawrence "Billy" Shay (1912-2000) made this sweetgrass "flat" basket. The sweetgrass was braided before the basket could be woven. Item # 23456 on Maine Memory Network

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