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Store Hours: Shop Historic Charleston - 108 Meeting Street:

Monday through Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: Noon to 4 pm


Curbside Pick-Up Available Monday through Saturday. Orders placed via telephone between 9 am – 2 pm may be picked up between 10 am – 3 pm. For your convenience, orders can be picked up curbside at the corner of Chalmers and Meeting Street, right next to our store. To place an order for curbside pick-up, please call 843.724.8484.


Store Hours: The Market Shop in the Great Hall – 188 Market Street:

Daily: 9:30 am – 5 pm

Sweetgrass Basket Ornament

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Sweetgrass Basket Ornament

Sku: 290990

$20.00
Sweetgrass basket making has been a part of the Charleston heritage for over three centuries. They are made from sweetgrass, palmetto, long pine needles, and bulrush. This tradition was brought to the area by the enslaved who came from West Africa and the craft has been passed from generation to generation. These baskets are almost identical in style to the shukublay baskets of Sierra Leone, where learning to coil baskets "so tightly they hold water" was an important rite of passage in West Africa.

Sweetgrass Baskets are a true Charleston treasure and one of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the United States. these baskets are now among the nation's most prized cultural keepsakes.

Made in the USA exclusively for Historic Charleston Foundation. Our nonprofit status enables customers to enjoy tax-free shopping.

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