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Chrislyn Fragua Storyteller Doll
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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.
Though Native American tribes have been making dolls for hundreds of years, storyteller dolls like this Chrislyn Fragua 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.
3.75"h. x 2.25"w.

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