Vintage Native American Jemez Made Storyteller with Twenty Little Ones
Vintage Native American Jemez Made Storyteller with Twenty Little Ones by Esther Cajero
This very large, classic storyteller was handbuilt and handpainted by Esther Cajero from Jemez, NM. This woman is sitting with twenty little ones. The children all seem to be enjoying her stories of their culture. The storyteller is an adaptation of centuries-old creations in figurine pottery. Cultural traditions and values have historically been passed on by tribal elders through songs an stories geared to teaching the young. It is in these delightful representations that the intense love of the Native American Indians for their children is most clearly shown. This is an older piece by Esther and has some shelf wear. Nothing detracts from this significant piece.
12 in. tall x 11 in. deep