Genuine Navajo Indian Pottery Storyteller Doll 5.25" (65bc291)
Pueblo Storytellers are unique clay sculptures created by Native American artists. They are skillfully handcrafted and vary according to each artists imagination and creativity.
Symbolic of the oral traditions of Pueblo Indians, each depicts a storyteller and listeners. Most storyteller dolls have some common features such as the open mouth of the speaker, which is often sculpted or painted.
The listeners depicted are usually children but can also include animals. There is always at least one listener but often there are several, positioned on and around the storyteller, even on their head. The listeners sometimes are depicted holding items of significance to the culture like drums, pottery or woven rugs.
One of the reasons storyteller sculptures are so popular is due to the connection we all feel with our families. Collectors, parents and grandparents all find these depictions of family and friends interesting and heartwarming.
Each piece is unique; no two are exactly alike. This piece is perfect for any southwest style, western or cabin decor. It would also make a special gift.
Measures approximately 5.25" tall. Actual item shown.
Authentic Native American, Tribe: Navajo, Artist: Maritta Martinez.