Gene Quintana Fine Arts

Chumash

Chumash baskets are greatly admired for their history and beauty. Beginning with the European explorers to Southern California area of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties. The range stretched inward up to the western edge of the San Joaquin Valley.

Chumash baskets were traded for and purchased. Many of which were taken by ships to the East Coast and back to Europe. The Chumash high quality baskets date from 1790-1800s. Chumash baskets ceased to be produced not long after 1900.

The Chumash used methods known as twining and coiling in their basketry. The baskets were traditionally in red and black with white sumac or tan to golden juncus backgrounds. It was very common for the designs to have a band about its own width from the top, (usually 1 inch).
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A very large and beautiful Chumash Basket
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Item#: 3038
Decorated with a zigzag pattern over a golden background. Circa:1830 Diameter: 19in Height: 4 1/2in
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Indian Baskets - Chumash
A fine and Rare Chumash Polychrome Lidded Olla Basket
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Item#: 3040
The sides are decroated with a step design and a shoulder design with a band of diamonds. The fitted cover also has woven design elements. Circa: 1820 Diameter: 11in Height: 7 1/2 in
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Indian Baskets - Chumash
A Remarkable Chumash Polychrome Fancy Basket
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Item#: 3036
Decorated with a design of twenty-four rows of vertical diamond designs in gold and black. A clog design going around the base and the upper sides of the basket has two beautiful horizontal designs. Circa: 1820 Diameter 15in Height: 8in
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Indian Baskets - Chumash
A Rare Chumash Polychrome Olla
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Item#: 3041
Woven with a golden background and decorated with a black design. Circa: 1840 Diameter: 10in Height:7in
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Indian Baskets - Chumash
A Chumash Polychrome Tray
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Item#: 3037
Woven with a golden background and a classical design. Circa: 1840 Diameter: 18in Height: 4in
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Indian Baskets - Chumash
A beautiful large Chumash polychrome tray
Item#: 2041
This polychrome Chumash tray is woven with a beautiful and classical design with a spiral and a ring of triangles over a background of gold juncus color. Chumash baskets are rare and valuable. Circa: 1820-1850 Diameter: 17in Height: 3 1/2in
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Indian Baskets - Chumash
A Rare Chumash polychrome olla gift basket
Item#: 2036
This rare Chumash polychrome olla gift basket has a rounded shoulder and is woven with a gold juncus background covered with a net design. The rim has six woven accent decorations. Circa 1875 Diameter: 7in Height:6in
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Indian Baskets - Chumash
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