Acclaimed Jemez Pueblo potter Linda Lucero Fragua handcrafted this storyteller figurine featuring a lady dressed in traditional clothing with three children. This stunning piece features a tablita worn atop her head, white wrap moccasins, a squash blossom necklace, and is wrapped in a blanket featuring traditional design elements throughout.
A unique pottery form, storytellers celebrate the Pueblo tradition of passing down stories orally and usually depict an elder surrounded by children. In Linda's figurine, featuring three children each with their own characteristics making them unique. Every element was created by hand from natural clay using the traditional coil and pinch methods and hand painted with natural pigments, demonstrating her mastery of traditional pottery making methods.
A fun, lively pottery form, this Storyteller figurine will be enjoyed for generations. Storyteller measures 7.25" long by 5.25" wide and 7.5" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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