Jemez Pueblo potter Chrislyn Fragua handcrafted this storyteller figurine featuring a lady holding three children, one older child holding two babies swaddled in blankets.
Chrislyn created each element by hand using natural clay carefully shaped using the traditional coil and pinch methods. She then hand-painted each with natural pigments, demonstrating her mastery of traditional pottery-making methods passed on to her by her mother, Linda L. Fragua.
A unique pottery form, storytellers celebrate the Pueblo tradition of passing down stories orally, and usually depict an elder surrounded by children. Brighten your home with this beautiful piece while paying homage to Pueblo heritage.
Measures 4-1/4" tall, 3-1/2" long, and 2-1/2" wide. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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