"The rare and amazing Chumash Baskets of Linda Aguilar"

Our collection of the amazing baskets made by contemporary Chumash basket weaver Linda Aguilar are literally one of a kind- they range from miniature baskets no more than 1/2" wide to the large gourds that are decorated with effigies and weavings on the rims that are very large indeed. As our Anderson Hall undergoes restoration, we offer this view of her work while it is off display from that Hall. Aguilar, who was the Official Artist in Residence at the Denver Museum of Art has always maintained that like earlier basketweavers, she will use natural materials as well as materials from the world in which she lives. She recently wove a basket for the Las Vegas area that contained poker chips in the dangling decoration hanging from the creation!