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Aurelia Toro (Chino)



Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (7.62 x 28.58 x 28.58 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1203
Cylindrical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Black outlined five-pointed star on the base. Black and tan "rattlesnake" around sides, and one black swastika.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and sumac

Commentary
Baskets are elaborately decorated as this one were usually made for the commerical market.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 90, fig. 319.

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