DescriptionAcoma Pueblo potter Marilyn Ray handcrafted this traditional storyteller figurine featuring a seated man holding a drum and drum stick while a dog, birds and young child climb about. Each element was created by hand from natural clay using the traditional coil and pinch methods, then hand-painted, demonstrating Marilyn's mastery of traditional pottery-making methods and ability to capture playful personality within her pieces.
A unique pottery form, storytellers celebrate the Pueblo tradition of passing down stories orally, and usually depict an elder surrounded by children. A fun and lively piece this storyteller is unique and distinctive, one that will bring a celebrated Pueblo pottery tradition into your home.
Measures 3-5/8" long and 3-3/8" wide, stands 4-1/4" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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