All along the road are these little places where the Gullah Geechee set up the baskets to sell.
This is Julia...it was time to get my basket and she was kind enough to let me get this photo. My basket was priced at $40.00 but you can go as high as $500.00. This custom was started by one little lady who sat out a chair and sold them...then one by one it turned into this.
This is Julia's stand. You can see another on down the road.
She was in the process of making another basket that she is holding.
There is a historical plaque...click on the picture to enlarge.
This craft was brought over from West Africa where the baskets were used in winnowing rice.
The basket sewing is viewed as a gift from God.
These people, the Gullah Geechee, have made a good business for themselves. It has given them a sense of purpose, meaning and belonging.
I love my basket!!!
Until next time...