Located in a city filled with rich southern history, the Historic Charleston City Market is a rare place in the United States where vendors sell their well-crafted Sweetgrass Baskets. These one-of-a-kind baskets, originally manufactured for plantations in the Old South, were popularized due to their durability and resistance to water.
Sweetgrass Basket weaving was brought to the region by natives of West Africa. Today, the weaving practices of the Gullah tradition can only be found intact in Charleston, S.C., where visitors flock each year to enjoy this prized art form.
At Cottage & Bungalow, our Lily Hammond Sweetgrass Gallery offers a high-quality collection of large-scale Sweetgrass Baskets with ample storage space and unique design and coloration. Lillie painstakingly collects her own grasses to ensure the sturdiness and quality of each individual basket.
When it comes to implementing your new prized Sweetgrass Basket into your home’s decor, we have a few tips to get you started:
- Use your new designer basket to house the slipcovers and pillows for your outdoor furniture. It can also serve as a clothes hamper in your bathroom.
- In lieu of a standard trash can, a Sweetgrass Basket is a perfect, stylish alternative.
- On your way upstairs, instead of ditching your magazines and sweaters directly on the stairs, use a darling basket to organize your belongings.