Cochiti Pueblo Pottery Seated Male Storyteller Drummer by Louis and Virginia Naranjo

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Louis and Virginia Naranjo, Cochiti Pueblo Potters
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5” height x 4” depth x 3” width
  • Item # C4236A
  • Price: $1,250.00

This Cochiti Pueblo male drummer pottery figurine is a great example of work by artists Louis and Virginia Naranjo.  It is a charming display of the adult drummer busily drumming away while two young boys climb up his back and peer over his shoulder to see what he is doing.  The male is beautifully costumed in traditional pueblo clothing. He has his eyes closed while he drums and chants. The two young boys mimic him in closing their eyes.

Artist Signatures - Louis and Virginia Naranjo, Cochiti Pueblo PottersThis Cochiti Pueblo Pottery Seated Male Storyteller Drummer by Louis and Virginia Naranjo was co-signed by the artists.

Louis (1932-1997) and Virginia Naranjo (b.1932) were standard bearers for the proud figurative pottery tradition of Cochiti Pueblo. They crafted their figurines at the kitchen table in their comfortable adobe home at the pueblo. They worked almost every day crafting their art with great care, joking and exchanging the gossip of the day as they went along, accompanied by television, children and grandchildren. Their art provided a good life for them and it provided a legacy that will be with us for another century or more.


Condition: original condition

Provenance: from the collection of an Albuquerque resident

Recommended Reading: There is an excellent article on Louis and Virginia Naranjo in Indians of New Mexico, edited by Richard C. Sandoval and Ree Sheck. Published by New Mexico Magazine, Santa Fe, 1990. ISBN 0-937206-16-4. It may be available from the publisher.

Louis and Virginia Naranjo, Cochiti Pueblo Potters
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5” height x 4” depth x 3” width
  • Item # C4236A
  • Price: $1,250.00

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