Photo of Basket

The art of basket weaving has been passed down through the generations among residents of the small Red Bays settlement in North Andros. Most of them are descendants of the Black Seminoles who first landed on the Northwest shores of Andros Island in 1821, after escaping from Florida during the Seminole wars.

Red Bays' baskets are crafted from the top stems of silver thatch palms, locally referred to as 'top'. The top is dried, stripped, and then sewn into beautiful, sturdy baskets and straw accessories that have many uses. These uniquely styled baskets are crafted nowhere else in The Islands of The Bahamas, or the rest of the world, and are part of the rich cultural legacy of the Black Seminoles of Red Bays.

Red Bays, North Andros
Contact Information:
Mrs. Norma Knowles
(242) 329-7741
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