Corey Alston


Corey Alston

I'm Corey Alston a Sweetgrass Basket Weaver from the Mt. Pleasant, SC. Gullah Basket weaving is a proud tradition that's been in area since the 17th century. This wonderful art form was brought here and kept alive for many generations. The coiled woven basket style was first used during days of enslavement for the rice cultivation. Enslaved Africans used this basket form for rice separation (Husk from Rice). As days of enslavement continued and slowly passed on baskets became more so needed as a functional tool. Some traditional styles and types are; rice fanna, market basket, flower basket, sewing basket, storage basket, and bread basket just to name a few.

 

 

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Phone: (843) 442-1855
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