Join Sweetgrass Basketmaker extraordinare, Miss Vera Manigualt, for a Sweetgrass Basketmaking Workshop at Hopsewee Plantation in Georgetown!
Sweetgrass baskets are a Lowcountry tradition dating back to the 1700s, when they were brought to the United States by West African slaves. Handmade of tightly coiled strands of bundled grass, these strong yet supple baskets played an important role on southern rice plantations and today are treasured for their artistry and cultural significance.
Discover more about sweetgrass baskets and learn this unique craft in a hands-on class with instructor Vera Manigault. An eighth-generation weaver and Gullah descendant, Manigault is from Mount Pleasant, SC, one of the main areas where baskets are still made and has been featured in national magazines and on television shows.