Charleston Grass Baskets

This is a picture of the typical baskets for sale in the Charleston markets. They are handmade from local grass found in the wetlands. Each basket is a truly a work of art, but the prices reflect that fact. The smallest basket, one small enough to hold a hand full of grapes, will set you back $40. Larger ones, like the size for a centerpiece, will easily run $300-$400.

Note: For some reason the basket-making folks don’t like having pictures made. This lady didn’t say anything, but others do.

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