NEW Southern Sweetgrass Collection
Our Southern Sweetgrass Collection is designed and hand-crafted exclusively at Dacuba's. Each piece is uniquely fashioned after the Sweetgrass Baskets, indicative to Charleston, SC.
Sweetgrass basket weaving appeared in SC in the 17th century. It is one of the oldest American crafts, brought over by African people and is historically significant to their cultural heritage. In the 1890's, baskets became decorative household items, while palmetto leaves replaced bulrush and palms. In 1929, a surge in sweetgrass basket sales occurred, due to the Grace Memorial bridge, that connected Charleston to Mt. Pleasant. Basket makers then began the long-standing tradition of setting up roadside stands to sell their craft. Today, sweetgrass baskets are for sale along highway 17, the city market and downtown Charleston at the "Four Corners of Law." This craft is handed down from generation to generation and each piece is unique to the artist.