As a Lowcountry native, I love adding Gullah style to my home. From art to books and everything in between, I love showcasing the unique Gullah culture as a part of my home and sharing it with my guests. Looking to add some Gullah style to your abode? Here are a few pieces to get you started and this time we are focusing on the ancient tradition of the sweetgrass baskets. This tradition is passed down from family member to family member in Gullah families throughout the Lowcountry and has a direct connection to the traditions of basket making in African. To get started, here are a few Gullah Home Decor Items We Love to add your home and even buy for friends as a gift for their homes. What are some pieces of traditions you have in your home? Share with images with using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle
Sweetgrass Inspiration: Gullah Home Decor Items We Love
I love Gullah Art and this photograph of a vast collection of sweetgrass baskets. This is a perfect piece to add to a kitchen or a lady’s lounge especially framed in a gold antique frame or bold modern colorful frame.
Every Black Southern Belle should have a sweetgrass basket in her home decor collection. These baskets are a true work of art and make perfect wedding or housewarming gifts.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love coasters and have developed quite a vast collection. These sweetgrass coasters are a piece to add to your home and pass down to future generations.
These are a perfect linen to add to a place setting, bar cart or on display on your coffee table. A true heirloom piece to cherish for years.
According to the creators of this beautiful Etsy shop, DsweetgrassBasketry “The history of the Palmetto Rose goes back hundreds of years. When the men would go to war, each of the women would line up in the streets and pin a rose on the men. This symbolized strength and good luck. During the days of battle, the cannon balls bounced off our Palmetto Trees. This is why it is a sign of strength, good luck and is our state flag.
These bouquets last quite a while and make a perfect decoration for your table, wall and even your desk. Such a beautiful way to add style and nature to the indoors.
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