“Gullah-Geeche” Triple stack waist beads

$95.00

Waist Size

MUST MEASURE WAIST LINE!!!
*Your waist line is directly above your belly button*

Charmed Letters

8 LETTERS MAX

Block Letters

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Description

“Gullah-Geeche” Triple Stack Waist Beads.

Includes three waist beads.

Plastic Gullah beads.

I’ve always been fascinated by their craftsmanship this is my tribute to the Gullah-Geeche Baskets.

The art of sweetgrass basket weaving is practiced in coastal and barrier island communities from North Carolina to Florida, a region known as the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. The Gullah-Geechees are the descendants of enslaved West Africans who worked on coastal plantations. Because of their isolation, they were able to hold on to many traditions brought to these shores during the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Visit Charleston or Beaufort, South Carolina, and you’ll see people sitting on rural roadsides or in city parks and on street corners selling these beautiful baskets.
Each basket starts with a knot, and moistened grasses or pine needles are repeatedly coiled and wrapped with strips of palm frond stems. Some have lids, while others have handles and other ornate designs.
Today they are considered works of art. However, the Gullah-Geechee ancestors used baskets for more practical purposes — for storing food, toting things like crops from the fields, and for fanning rice, flipping the grains into the air so that the husk could be carried away with the wind.