A Tobacco Basket

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Gerald Clarke Jr.
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Pi'vat or tobacco is important to the Cahuilla people and is used in blessings/prayer. At the center of each tobacco flower, I've tied an abalone shell button as a reference to traditional forms of regalia and items of adornment. Behind each flower is a blank DVD disk with its' rainbow 🌈 emmitting surface exposed. For me, the abalone shell and the DVD disk are remniscent of one another.

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