Collections Highlights – Chumash Basket

Chumash Basket

This Chumash basket, which includes Tongva stylistic details, is woven from sumac and juncus. The Chumash and Tongva territories bordered one another, resulting in cultural exchange between the two groups, as exemplified by the merging of styles in this basket. This basket was featured in Tevaaxa’nga (Te-vaah-ha-nga) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People, an exhibit celebrating the history and culture of the Tongva (Gabrielino); the first people to inhabit the land that would eventually become Rancho Los Cerritos. Link to exhibit

Donated by John and Sally Campbell