5 thoughts on “Chumash Basket

  1. My mother recently gave me a Indian basket that belonged to my great, great, great, great grandmother and I am interested in learning more about it. Can you please contact me so that I could send you a picture of it. The only picture I have seen similar to it is a Chumash basket.Thank you for your time.

    • You know, Tracy, I don’t know that much about the baskets myself! I try to learn a little bit as I go to the museums. I don’t know where you live, but the best example I’ve seen of Chumash basketry is the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. If you can’t visit in person, give the museum a call. Someone there would work with you via a photo to identify it. Another wonderful place to learn more is the Autry Museum here in SoCal. They also have people who will work with you. I would love to help…but I don’t know any more than you do! 🙂 If it is that old, it is likely to be quite valuable. I’d get it appraised, even if you don’t want to part with it!

    • Following your ancestry, you can probably pinpoint the origin of the basket. I’m a Chumash, and know a lot about the history of California. Where is it from and what is your Great-G-G-G-grandmother’s name?

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