Cochiti Pueblo Traditional Storyteller Figurine by Dorothy Trujillo - C4094B
Dorothy Trujillo, who passed away in 1999, was an outstanding potter. She was originally from Jemez Pueblo, but moved to Cochiti following her marriage to Onofre Trujillo, and obtained permission to make pottery using Cochiti clay.
In true Cochiti Pueblo tradition, Dorothy made her figurine with eyes closed and mouth open. The closed eyes represent "thought" and the open mouth represents "storytelling." The adult figurine is beautifully painted with a design on the back and wearing a squash blossom necklace. There are twelve children, four on the right side, four on the left side and four on the legs. The children have a variety of items in their hands-drum, watermelon, balls, and other shapes.
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