Handcrafted by Jemez Pueblo artist Linda Lucero Fragua created this beautiful piece featuring three playful Koshare's atop a vase with an emerging ladder. In Pueblo culture, the Koshare is a central figure often shown painted in stripes with corn husks top his head. This piece has been formed by hand from natural clay she gathered and sculpted in the traditional coil and pinch method. The figurines are then hand-painted with natural pigments, demonstrating Linda's mastery of traditional pottery-making methods. With traditional designs throughout and detail throughout, this piece is a treasure that will be appreciated for generations.
Measures 6-1/8" long and wide and stands 8-5/8" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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