“A Circle Unbroken: A Conversation with Nakia Wigfall—Gullah Sweetgrass Sewer.”
Presented by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Sunday, February 20 | 2:00-4:00pm
Join us for an afternoon in the Pavilion at Middleton Place in conversation with Nakia M. Wigfall, a fifth-generation basket maker who holds to the heritage of coiled sweetgrass basketry passed down to her generationally from her West African enslaved ancestors. Knowing the importance of the sweetgrass basket legacy, Nakia will share the history of this tradition, necessity to preserve the natural resources used to make these baskets and have a collection of baskets for sale.
The event is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are required. Seating is limited and masks will be required.
Participants should park in the Visitor Center Parking Lot and check in at the Visitors Center at Middleton Place upon arrival.