Janet Rae-Dupree

About the Author Janet Rae-Dupree

Summer 2023

Charleston’s Sweetgrass Baskets

Weaving the Past into the Future Beyond Charleston’s rich history, cobblestone streets, and elegant architecture lies a handmade treasure deeply rooted in the African American heritage of the Lowcountry — the art of sweetgrass basketry. Representing both a symbol and a lifeline for formerly enslaved people over three centuries, these intricately woven gold-and-brown masterpieces can…

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Fall 2019 Issue

Bedeviling Tasmania

Island bush area near the research center Tucked away 150 miles south of mainland Australia, the island state of Tasmania too often is a travel adventure after-thought. Talk about a missed opportunity.   Superlatives come easily in “Tassie,” as its 500,000 residents call it, where the world’s tallest flowering trees shelter some of the planet’s oddest…

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