Shopping Guide: Sweetgrass Baskets

We continue our series of Charleston-inspired holiday gifts today. Keep watching our blog for more gift ideas straight from the Holy City!

Sweetgrass Baskets

Sweetgrass baskets are found throughout the City Market in downtown Charleston and along U.S. Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant. The baskets – brought to the area by West African slaves more than 300 years ago – are a piece of treasured art and Lowcountry culture. The cost of these baskets varies widely, but prices usually start at about $30 for a very small basket and increase to $500 and beyond for much larger pieces.