In this unique piece, Jemez Pueblo potter Linda Lucero Fragua handcrafted a beautifully painted vase with four children sitting at each direction. Each child is shown holding something upon their lap, including a traditional drum and olla water vase, making each of them them unique. The removal wooden ladder emerging from the center of the vase is reminiscent of a traditional kiva, a place in the community for prayer and learning.
Linda is well-known for the attention to detail as well the traditional methods used in creating each piece using natural clay, the traditional coil and pinch methods, and then hand-painting with natural pigments. Each of these steps takes time and demonstrates the artist's mastery of traditional pottery-making methods.
Figurine measures 6-1/8" wide and long and stands 7" high. Removable wooden ladder measures 8" long by 1-1/8" wide. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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