From being a humble practical craft, the art of sweetgrass
basket making has become a highly important art form, helping traditional craftsmen elevate their craftsmanship from basketry to more value-added products. After three years of extensive design development and historical research, Sweet Charleston Designs has started creating a unique line of fine jewelry recognizing this centuries-old African American folk art. This original and exclusive line of fine jewelry seeks to laud the rich history and express the elegance of this sweet art from South Carolina. But more than achieving sales and recognition, the company is also known as an ardent supporter of indigenous groups and protection of the environment, such as the preservation of various Lowcounty
, SC areas where sweet grass basket weavers derive their raw materials to produce their beautiful sweetgrass
Stop by at Sylvan's on Main Street, Columbia and check out these elegant Sweet Charleston Design pieces.