Costal Sweetgrass: Clay & Land & Craft
SEPTEMBER 23 – NOVEMBER 5
Public reception: Thursday, October 12, 6 – 8 pm
The tradition traces back to the 1700s.
These women are fighting to keep it alive through online retail.
Growing up Gullah: Honoring local Gullah Geechee culture and tradition this holiday season
Stitched With Love
For Andrea "Annie" Cayetano-Jefferson, a sixth-generation Gullah-Geechee basket artisan, the practice of intricately sewing together sweetgrass, bulrush, pine needles and palmetto into unique designs is an inherited “way of independence.”
“I’m doing it the same way people have been for literally hundreds of years," Cayetano-Jefferson tells Shop TODAY in an interview. “The same way my ancestors have been doing it.”
Woven into the culture: Sweetgrass basketry workshop highlights Gullah Geechee tradition.
Eighth-generation sweetgrass basket artist Vera Manigault shows Dawn Rhodes how a handle can be attached to the basket Rhodes started Sunday in a workshop at the Arts Center of Greenwood.
With strands of sweetgrass and a bent tip weaving tool, Andrea Cayetano-Jefferson spends several hours weaving intricate sweetgrass baskets from the Gullah culture. From Feb. 21-22, the UConn Black Student Association hosted Cayetano-Jefferson and her daughter Chelsea Cayetano to teach students about Gullah culture and the art of sweetgrass basket weaving.
Exquisite Gullah-Geechee Baskets Are Now on Etsy
John Legend Launches Exclusive Home and Living Collection, Co-Designed with Female, Black and Underrepresented Makers on Etsy.
Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets Featured on Etsy.
Local Gullah Geechee Basket Weavers Bring Works to Online Retailers, Etsy.
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