Charleston is a city for savoring. The charm, sophistication—and drawl—just sticks to travelers like syrup spread across the cobblestone streets stretching to the City Market. Grand Georgian architecture rises from the sidewalks and hospitality is inside every colorful doorway. And though one could choose a multitude of intoxicating paths to embrace this American treasure, a surefire way to get elbow deep in its culture is to spend an afternoon with a sweetgrass basket weaver. This traditional, Gullah-Gheechee art form has been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. On many days, several generations still work together on their baskets while critiquing one another’s designs and technical skills.
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