Charleston Sweetgrass Basket Tradition Fights for Survival

In an article for “The State” newspaper, Caitlin Bird examines how, “Today, these makers, who call themselves sewers, speak of a discouraging reality intertwined with a personal quest to keep a Gullah tradition alive.” (Photo of Betty Manigault).

NBO Member Exhibition: “Every 1”

 Every 1 is an all-inclusive, members-only basketry exhibition that demonstrates the breadth and scope of the basketry that NBO members create.  Online through December 31, 2021.  Enjoy!

Jean Poythress Koon

For the last decade  I have been  exploring the potential of combining  of  salvaged metals  and coiled  pine needle basketry to create sculptural forms. It has been a good artistic fit and has become my voice –  a… Read More