VideoCo-owners Brantley Beach and Steve Jackson discuss the hash recipe in their restaurant on Johns Island, SC.
General - Traditional Arts
Home to a wealth of folk traditions, South Carolina is culturally and geographically diverse. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Sea Islands and from rural crossroads to urban centers, the state boasts rich sources of traditional culture and folklore. Rooted in family and community activities, folklife involves expressive forms of many kinds that are communicated verbally and by observation or imitation. Folk artists can learn through apprenticeships, but most often are taught informally by family members or close friends. This sharing of information can occur in many different group settings - familial, occupational, religious, social, and educational. Folklife is dynamic by nature, a part of a community's history that continues to develop every day, with every generation.
Digital Traditions was developed to provide access to the Folklife Resource Center (FRC) at McKissick Museum. For thirty years, deeply rooted traditions like quilting, pottery, basketry, communal foodways, and folk music have been documented through audio, video, and photography. For further information about any of the artists featured on Digital Traditions, send your questions and comments to email@example.com.
Within this Series
VideoProject advisor Jay Williams reads from the book “Tale of the Elk”. Williams organized and developed the exhibit “Southern Stews” in 2001.
VideoBennett provides a history of basket making at the Boone Hall rice plantation and the uses of the fanner basket.
VideoJames Workman talks more about how he prepares hash and the ingredients.
VideoBoozer discusses the application of the glass eyes to the decoy's head and finishes carving the head. Footage courtesy of SC Educational Television.
VideoClyde Ellison, son of famous hashmaster Pee Wee Ellison, talks about the fellowship of hashmaking.
VideoBennett relates how the children in her family would help her mother make baskets by beginning the bottoms.
VideoRabbit as the “Cadillac of hashes”
VideoJames Workman talks about his hash recipe.
VideoBennett identifies and gives the usage for the baskets she makes.