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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
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Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Corn Maiden Storyteller
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Jemez Pueblo 5 Baby Storyteller Koshare Doll
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Jemez Pueblo Pottery 2 Baby Male Storyteller
Acoma Pueblo Pottery Owl
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Isleta Pueblo Pottery 6 Baby Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Dancing Rabbits
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Cochiti Pueblo Storyteller Bear Family
Navajo Pottery Four Baby Storyteller
Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Storyteller
Santa Clara Hand Coiled Pottery Owl
Cochiti Pueblo Storyteller Bear Family
Jemez Pueblo Male 2 Child Cowboy Storyteller
Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 5 Baby Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 8 Piece Nativity Set
Large Jemez Pueblo Pottery Santa Claus Storyteller
Navajo Pottery Cat Lady Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Blanket Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Nativity Set
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 3 Baby Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Nativity Set
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Santa Claus 5 Baby Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Nativity Set
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Santa Clara Hand Coiled Black Pottery Bird
Santa Clara Pueblo Black Pottery Bear
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Santa Clara Hand Coiled Pottery Bird
Jemez Pueblo Pottery 2 Children Storyteller
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Owl Figure
Jemez Pueblo Storyteller Large 2 Children
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Javelina Effigy
2 Baby Isleta Pueblo Pottery Sculpture
Jemez Pueblo Indian Handmade Clay Storyteller
Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Puma Effigy
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Blanket Storyteller
Jemez Pueblo Pottery Storyteller Dog Bowl
Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery by Margaret Naranjo - PuebloDirect.com - 1
Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery Turtle Figure by Melony Gutierrez - 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

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