LOUIS NARANJO Seated Female Storyteller with 3 Children [SALE PENDING]

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Louis Naranjo, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6-¾” tall x 6-¾” deep x 6” wide
  • Item # C4401.31
  • Price: $2,500.00

Cochiti Pueblo artist Louis Naranjo created this female storyteller pottery figurine which dates to 1990.  She is elaborately dressed in well-decorated clothing.  Her dress is beautifully decorated with both arms featuring large flowers.  There is a wide patterned hem on the dress.  She is weaning a shell necklace.  The scarf around her neck securely holds a child on her back.  Two young girls sit on her legs.  Each girl is elaborately dressed.  Everyone has closed eyes and open mouths.

Adobe Gallery purchased this storyteller, along with an accompanying male (see Item #C4401.32), in May 1990 from the artist and then sold both to a client from whom we now have them back.  Both are in original condition.

Artist Signature - Louis Naranjo, Cochiti Pueblo PotterLouis Naranjo (1932-1997) entered the pottery field late in life, after his wife, Virginia, had a stroke.  Louis’s mother and wife taught him the basics of pottery making.  It was not long before Louis became a famous potter.  He and Virginia made some pieces solely, and each signed their name.  On some pieces, they collaborated and both names were put on the works.  Louis is reported to have started pottery making in 1977 and continued until his death in 1997.

Relative Links: Cochiti PueblopotteryFrances SuinaVirginia Naranjofigurative potteryLouis and Virginia NaranjoLouis Naranjo, Cochiti Pueblo Potter

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Louis Naranjo, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6-¾” tall x 6-¾” deep x 6” wide
  • Item # C4401.31
  • Price: $2,500.00

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