Handcrafted by acclaimed artist Stella Teller of Isleta Pueblo, this storyteller features a seated woman wearing traditional white moccasins wrapped in a blanket holding a bear upon her lap. With beautiful details and a color palette for which she is known, Stella's adorable figurine features a smooth white slip finish, featuring a dragonfly and turtle motif on her wrap. These special details make Stella's pieces highly collectible and a great additional to any collection of American Indian art.
A unique pottery form, storytellers celebrate the Pueblo tradition of passing down stories orally, usually depict as an elder surrounded by many children, artists often time will also use animals within their pieces to depict the same meaning and highlight the importance of caring and nurturing those around you.
Storyteller measures 3-3/4" long and 3-5/8" wide, stands 4-3/4" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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