G&F Travel Charleston: Sweetgrass Baskets
NAKIA WIGFALLâ€™s family has been hand-crafting sweetgrass baskets for over 300 years. As a 5th Generational basket maker, Nakia uses the art of weaving as a way to to teach the history and ancestry of West African slaves. Weâ€™re in awe by the stories she tells, using the art as a form of living history. In a city as diverse as Charleston, preserving the past is as important as holding steadfast for the future. Nakiaâ€™s drive to keep her familyâ€™s tradition moving forward is a testament to the strength of a community once divided by slavery.