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"In-out" sewing basket made by a Gullah craftsperson, Sea Islands, South Carolina, 1974-75

Descended from slaves brought to the South Carolina and Georgia coast, Gullahs have kept their West African heritage alive through language, food, religious rites, handicrafts, and other folk traditions. In the 1970s Gregory K. Day, a cultural anthropologist, collected examples of Sea Islands basketry for the Smithsonian to document the survival of African traditions in contemporary African American life.

See also: African American History, Folk Art

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