Cassina TV: A Family Tradition–Sweetgrass Baskets

Sweetgrass baskets are one of many Charleston icons. The craft of making these baskets with local grasses is a Gullah tradition that can be traced back over 400 years from its west African roots. Originally used for the practical purposes of collecting rice and cotton in the fields, the skill of crafting sweet grass baskets has been passed down from generation to generation, making this cultural art form a significant ancestral story.  In our fifth episode of Cassina TV, we sit down with local sweet grass basket makers Corey & Carlene for a look inside their family business and the intricate process that goes into making these unique baskets!

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