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Joyce Lucero Storyteller Doll
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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.
Though Native American tribes have been making dolls for hundreds of years, storyteller dolls like this Joyce Lucero 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.
4"h. x 3"w.

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Lake Washington , wash.State
April 07, 2017
"I just liked the expressions on the faces and the fact that are reading to the children..i love books and read forever to my grandchildren! I will collect all of them. Close!"