Trujillo, Mary and Leonard – Storyteller with Four Kids (1980s)

6.5"w x 7.5"h

$ 900.00

Mary Tapia (1937-2021) 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 traditional Cochiti style.  This storyteller is a classic of her style.  It is a male storyteller with four kids.  It is painted with wild-spinach (black) and red clay slips.  The figure has detailed painting on the shirt, especially on the armts.  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!