ABOUT GULLAH ROOTS
WHO WE ARE
Gullah Roots is a proud Gullah-Geechee owned business.
We grew up with the wisdom, ingenuity, and musicality of the Gullah culture here in South Carolina, we’ve raised our children in it, and we want to share it with the world. Throughout multiple generations, we’re passionate about educating and preserving the culture, wisdom, and ingenuity of the Gullah people by sharing products and information from those cultural roots and the incredible people that preserve them to this day.
It’s our hope that not only will Gullah Roots provide you with quality products but also help you learn, love, and embrace the culture of our roots here in the Gullah-Geechee history of South Carolina as well as its African roots.
About the Gullah People
The Gullah-Geechee are a distinctive group of African-Americans with origins along the South Carolina coast and the sea islands. Founding agricultural and fishing communities away from the urban centers, their culture has survived slavery, the Civil War, and the emergence of modern American culture, making them a truly unique record of culture and wisdom.
A self-reliant people with a strong bond and reverence to the natural world, the Gullah-Geechee are renowned for their incredible knowledge of health, wellness, and craftwork. Because of the traditional isolation of Gullah-Geechee communities, they have become a solace of African cultural heritage unparalleled by any other group in the United States. From the musicality of their language to their collective wisdom in the healing and wellness spaces, the Gullah-Geechee are a cultural treasure that continues to amaze everyone who comes into contact with the community.