Sweetgrass Baskets

Sweetgrass Baskets (HMQ4Q)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29466 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 51.274', W 79° 48.074'

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Coil baskets of native sweetgrass and pine needles sewn with strips of palmetto leaf have been displayed for sale on stands along Highway 17 near Mount Pleasant since the 1930s. This craft, handed down in certain families since the 1700s, originally was used on plantations in rice production. Unique to the lowcountry it represents one of the oldest West African art forms in America.
HM NumberHMQ4Q
Marker Number10-28
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Original Sweetgrass Market Place Coalition and the Christ Church Parish Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 612170 N 3635801
Decimal Degrees32.85456667, -79.80123333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 51.274', W 79° 48.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 51' 16.44" N, 79° 48' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2705 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant SC 29466, US
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