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Carol Lucero-Gachupin Storyteller Doll
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One of the finest makers of storyteller dolls today, Carol Lucero-Gachupin of the Jemez Pueblo is known for the lifelike quality of her storyteller dolls. This one-of-a-kind Carol Lucero-Gachupin Storyteller Doll—seated with her moccasin-clad legs extending from underneath her flared skirt—holds 3 children. Fully and beautifully finished on the sides and back, this Storyteller Doll was made from locally gathered and hand-coiled clay, then fired outdoors in the traditional manner. Excepting the “turquoise” necklace, all the paints are handmade from natural materials. Handcrafted in New Mexico.
Though Native American tribes have been making dolls for hundreds of years, storyteller dolls like this Carol Lucero-Gachupin Storyteller Doll were first made by Cochiti artist Helen Cordero in 1964. Soon other artists began to emulate her open-mouthed storyteller dolls, always 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 Jemez Pueblo—are well represented in the collections of our National Museum of the American Indian.
3"h. x 3"w.

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By Sheilanix
Hilmar, CA
August 26, 2017
"A perfect birthday present."