Gullah Sweetgrass basket #7944
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|ITEM #||SIZE in inches||DESCRIPTION, APPROX. AGE||PRICE US$|
|#7944||6"x2.5"||Gullah Seagrass basket, South Carolina Lowcountry, ca.1920's, bundle coiled sweetgrass basket sewn with spaced palmetto stitching, classic African-American folk art, one of the most popular designs featured in catalogs of the 1920's, very good condition||$95.00|
This basket is the feature style in the Seagrassco catalog ca. 1920. The wholesale price listed for this size is $5.50. A lot of money then.
Image thanks to "Row upon Row, Sea Grass Baskets of the South Carolina Lowcountry" by Dale Rosengarten; p. 35.