Lowcountry Baskets

"South Carolina Lowcountry Coil Baskets" Pamphlet

Pamphlet describing the history and art of Lowcountry coil baskets.

Oblong sweetgrass basket

Oblong basket on a pedestal base; predominantly sweetgrass with some rows of pine needle, which are mostly visible from the inside; bottom of basket reads "Henrietta Snype 2006."

Cross handle sweetgrass basket

Coiled sweetgrass basket with cross handle; made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.

Sweetgrass waste basket with handles

Sweetgrass waste basket with two handles; made of sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaves.

Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles

Front and interior views of a coiled sewing basket made of bulrush, pine needle, and sweetgrass sewn with palmetto leaf. Basket has two handles and a lid that is decorated with pine knots.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Title Lowcountry Baskets
  • Author
  • Keywords coiled grass basket, skills associated with growing rice and processing the grain were familiar to Africans, bulrush to sweetgrass and from saw palmetto to cabbage palm, coastal Highway 17,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
  • URL
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update September 4, 2018
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