Vintage Charleston Sweet Grass Basket Fruit Bowl Open Work Center Piece Large

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A beautiful Openwork Bowl or Basket handmade in Charleston South Carolina in the Gullah Tradition. Many of the basket makers in Charleston have learned the skill, the craft, the art from their sisters, mothers, aunts and grandmothers. The method of making these baskets goes back to areas of Africa. The slaves that were traded brought these basket making traditions with them and to this day the basket makers continue to delight us with their beautiful works of art. Fortunately, the dark days of slavery are behind us.

This basket is made of Sweet Grass that grows in Charleston, Pine Straw and Palm Leaf.

It is beautiful to display by itself or in a grouping of other baskets and pottery but it is also a functional basket that can be used for fruit or for serving bread or dinner rolls with a napkin lining it.

This basket has some age, it is an estate piece but the exact age and circumstances are unknown to us. The basket has some dust that has settled on it - can be brushed away; it is otherwise not soiled or discolored. There is no damage that I can find. Please, view the photos and zoom in on details to see for yourself.

It measures 9-1/2" in diameter at the top and 5" in height.

We will wrap and box very carefully to ensure safe shipment.

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