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16/50.- Hilton Head Island, Gullah Flea Market, Baskets

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The Gullah people are the descendents of African slaves who once laboured in the plantations along the coastline. Indigo was grown big time here. After the plant had been soaked in water with crushed oyster shells a vibrant blue dye was produced. Gullah is believed to be a word derived from Angola. The Gullah language is spoken to this day by about at least half a million people. Baskets are made by hand and are one of the many items sold at the Gullah Market. You can also take a Gullah tour here which will explain in depth the history of the Gullah heritage.

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