Trujillo, Mary and Leonard – 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 storyteller is a classic of her style. It is a female storyteller with three kids. It is painted with wild-spinach (black) and red clay slips. The figure is detailed on the dress as well as the back of her shawl! 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!