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Storytellers & Figurines

Storytellers were originally created by Cochiti artist Helen Cordero in 1964. Originally, she created female figures with children in their arms and called these dolls “Singing Mothers”. They quickly gained in popularity and many other artists in Cochiti started making them as well. Helen eventually made a male figure, modeled after her Grandfather, Santiago Quintana, with children clinging to his back and in his lap. The doll had an open mouth as he was telling stories to the children. Helen believed a male doll was more appropriate, as males were traditionally the storytellers in her tribe. As time went on, more and more artists started making their own storyteller dolls, each adapting their own unique style and implementing their own beliefs based on their heritage. Today, the term storyteller refers to any human or animal figure that is covered with smaller children or animals. They have become one of the most collectible and sought after forms of clay art. Among the most notable artists making storytellers today are Carol Lucero Gachupin, Mary Lucero, Linda Fragua and Chrislyn Fragua of Jemez Pueblo and Stella Teller of Isleta Pueblo. Judy Lewis and Joyce Lucero of Acoma Pueblo have also created some incredibly intricate and collectible pieces.

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Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Bird
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Mother and Child Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Horse and Kids
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 2 Baby Male Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Male 2 Child Storyteller
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Owl Effigy
Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Male 2 Child Cowboy Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Blanket Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Nativity Set
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Santa Claus 5 Baby Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Nativity Set
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Santa Claus 7 Baby Storyteller
Santa Clara Hand Coiled Black Pottery Bird
Santa Clara Hand Coiled Pottery Bird
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Large 2 Children
2 Baby Isleta Pueblo Pottery Sculpture
Jemez Pueblo Indian Handmade Clay Storyteller
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Puma Effigy
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Dog Bowl
Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery by Margaret Naranjo - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santa Clara Hand Coiled Pottery Chicken by Linda Askan - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Vase by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Navajo Clay Sculpture by John Whiterock - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Isleta Pueblo Polar Bear Family by Stella Teller - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery by Manuelita Lovato - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery by Manuelita Lovato - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Linda Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Family by R. Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller by Mary Lucero - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 3 Baby Storyteller by Judy Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Marie Toya - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller by Linda Fragua - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Storyteller Cat by Judy Lewis - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Horse and Child
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Flight To Egypt Set
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Single Baby Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 3 Baby Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo 2 Baby Storyteller Koshare Doll
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Dog Family
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Cat Family
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Basketball Cat
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Brown Bear
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Little Bear
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Bird Storyteller Bowl
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 2 Baby and Mother Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller 5 Baby with Cat Family
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Ram Figure

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