Angel Bailon Storyteller Doll

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Made entirely by hand by Santo Domingo Pueblo potter Angel Bailon, this one-of-a-kind Angel Bailon Storyteller Doll depicts a mother holding four children. Fashioned from hand-gathered pueblo clay, this Storyteller Doll is beautifully hand-painted with natural pigments. Handcrafted in New Mexico.

Museum Story

Though Native American tribes have been making dolls for hundreds of years, storyteller dolls like this Angel Bailon Storyteller Doll were first made by Cochiti artist Helen Cordero in 1964. Soon other artists began to emulate her open-mouthed storyteller dolls, holding children or animals. Each artist’s clay dolls reflect their personal style and tribal heritage. Now one of the most collectible forms of clay art, storyteller dolls—many from the Cochiti Pueblo—are well represented in the collections of our National Museum of the American Indian.


5.75"h. x 3"w.