Trujillo, Mary and Leonard – Male Storyteller with Three Kids

5.5" long x 8"h

$ 900.00

Mary Tapia (1937- ) was originally from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. She married Leonard Trujillo (1936- 2017) of Cochiti Pueblo. She learned to make storyteller figurines from her mother-in-law, Helen Cordero.  Her pieces are in a very classic Cochiti style.  This male storyteller is a classic of her style. He has three kids and is wearing a traditional style hat.  Note the detail in his shirt and with the kids! The piece is painted with wild-spinach (black) and red clay slips  It is signed on the bottom, “Mary + Leonard Trujillo”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a classic of their work!