This exquisite Nativity set handcrafted by Isleta Pueblo artist Mona Teller brilliantly blends the Nativity story with the beloved Storyteller figure, a type of figurative pottery pioneered by Cochiti Pueblo, and now popular among all pueblos.
Depicted in a beautiful natural palette of brown, orange, buff, and gray, the figures are shown in traditional clothing with the animals each showing their respect to the baby laying at the center. Each figure is made from homemade clay, molded and painted by hand.
Teller's Nativity set is both an inspiring celebration of faith, and a remarkable work of art that will bring Pueblo tradition and artistry into your home.
Individual pieces measure as follows, comes as shown with leather pelt:
Woman: 2" long, 1.5" wide, and 3.75" tall; Man: 2" long, 1.5" wide, and 4" tall; Baby: 1.25" long, 1.75" wide and just over an 1" tall; Cow: 2" long, 3.5" wide and 2.5" tall; Mule: 2" long, 2.5" wide and 2.5" tall; Lamb: 1.25" long, 2" wide and 1.25" tall; Pig: 1.25 long, 1.6 wide, and 1.5" tall.
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