Trujillo, Mary and Leonard – Male Storyteller with Three Kids
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!
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