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Slide 0: Chrislyn Fragua Storyteller Doll
Chrislyn Fragua Storyteller Doll
$125.00
Young Jemez Pueblo storyteller artist Chrislyn Fragua fashioned this Storyteller Doll completely by hand—from the locally gathered clay and natural paint materials to the final seated figurine holding a single child. Truly one-of-a-kind, this charming Chrislyn Fragua Storyteller Doll is completely finished—front, sides and back. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 1: Gemstone Bonsai
Gemstone Bonsai
$35.00
Firmly rooted in genuine amethyst, this enchanting Gemstone Bonsai with copper roots, trunk and branches bears gemstones rather than leaves or fruit. Natural variations will occur.
 
Slide 2: Joyce Lucero Storyteller Doll
Joyce Lucero Storyteller Doll
$150.00
Known and appreciated for the variety of expressions on the faces of her storyteller doll children, this delightful Joyce Lucero Storyteller Doll by Jemez Pueblo artist Joyce Lucero is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Shaped from coils of locally gathered clay, fired over an outdoor kiln, and hand-painted with pigments made from natural materials, this Joyce Lucero Storyteller Doll holds 2 children. Fully finished on the sides and back as well as the front, the seated mother extends her moccasin-clad legs out and to the side from her traditional dress. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 3: Judy Lewis Storyteller Doll
Judy Lewis Storyteller Doll
$350.00
An Acoma Pueblo clay sculptor, Judy Lewis employs the traditional methods of her people to create her storyteller dolls, like this enchanting Judy Lewis Storyteller Doll. A one-of-a-kind artwork, this Judy Lewis Storyteller Doll is a young, seated mother who holds a clay vase while a boy sits on her shoulder, a girl hangs from her neck, and a kitten perches on her head. The fully finished hand-coiled and hand-pinched figure (front, back, and sides) is painted in her signature pastels made from natural pigments. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 4: Judy Toya Storyteller Doll
Judy Toya Storyteller Doll
$150.00
This one-of-a-kind Judy Toya Storyteller Doll depicts a grandmother with a granddaughter and grandson on her lap, respectively holding a clay bird and a clay pot, while a third grandchild holds onto and peers over her head. Creating a fully sculpted work of art, Jemez Pueblo potter Judy Toya coils and shapes her figures from locally gathered clay, fires them over an open kiln, then hand-paints them with natural pigments. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 5: Mary Lucero Lady Storyteller Doll
Mary Lucero Lady Storyteller Doll
$195.00
Jemez Pueblo clay artist Mary Lucero handmade this lovely Lady Storyteller Doll, who holds two young children and a lamb. Using the knowledge and skills taught to her by her grandmother Magnita, the artist gathers the clay from the Jemez Pueblo hills and the natural materials and pigments from pueblo sacred grounds. She then shapes her figure before firing it outdoors over an open kiln. Fully finished on all sides, this Mary Lucero Lady Storyteller Doll is handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 6: Mary Lucero Storyteller Doll
Mary Lucero Storyteller Doll
$100.00
This touching Mary Lucero Storyteller Doll depicts a young mother wearing a manta, a dress, leggings, and moccasins while cradling a very young child. Made entirely by hand by Jemez Pueblo clay artist Mary Lucero, this beautiful Storyteller Doll showcases the skills taught to Mary by her grandmother Magnita. She gathers the clay from the Jemez Pueblo hills and the natural materials and pigments from pueblo sacred grounds. She then shapes her figure before firing it outdoors over an open kiln. Fully finished on all sides, this Mary Lucero Storyteller Doll is handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 7: Mona Teller Storyteller Doll
Mona Teller Storyteller Doll
$195.00
Award-winning Isleta Pueblo artist Mona Teller pinches, coils, and paints the clay by hand before fining it outdoors in the traditional way, then uses natural pigments gathered from the Isleta Pueblo to hand-paint this Mona Teller Storyteller Doll in her signature cream, peach, and gray palette. Fully finished on all sides, this joyful Storyteller Doll depicts a mother holding four children. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 8: Phyliss Nez Storyteller Doll
Phyliss Nez Storyteller Doll
An accomplished Navajo Nation storyteller artist, Phyliss Nez focuses on the face of the storyteller, as in this engaging Phyliss Nez Storyteller Doll. Phyliss makes her one-of-a-kind Phyliss Nez Storyteller Dolls (like this festive woman with three cats) entirely by hand, using the techniques taught her by Felicita Eustace of the Cochiti Pueblo—coiling the hand-gathered clay, shaping it, painting it with natural pigments, and firing it outdoors over an open kiln. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
 
Slide 9: Whimsical Standing Cat Birdfeeder
Whimsical Standing Cat Birdfeeder
This clever Whimsical Standing Cat Birdfeeder seems to tempt avian fate by inviting birds to dine from the feeder he holds aloft. Bronze-finished feeder with bird accent can hold keys indoors or birdseed in the garden. Verdigris-finished feline. Aluminum.
 
Slide 10: Dragon and Phoenix Rosewood Box
Dragon and Phoenix Rosewood Box
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Intricately hand carved, this stunning Dragon and Phoenix Rosewood Box is a functional work of art originally intended to hold jewelry or other valuables. The carving on the lid depicts a Dragon and a Phoenix, two of the most important symbols in Chinese culture. Traditionally a symbol of the Emperor, the Dragon represents strength and energy. While the Phoenix—a symbol of the Empress—represents beauty and grace. The Dragon and the Phoenix together symbolize a harmonious home. Rosewood. Unlined. Metal latch.
 
Slide 11: Dragon and Phoenix Wooden Box
Dragon and Phoenix Wooden Box
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This Dragon and Phoenix Covered Box depicts two of the most highly esteemed creatures in Chinese culture: the dragon and the phoenix. Together they represent the Yang and Yin of perfect balance, symbolizing good luck, success, love and enlightenment. Lovely on its own, this latch-closure box can serve as a charming repository for jewelry, pens, desktop necessities, and more. Interior is unlined and without compartments. Wood, PU.