STORYTELLER COOKIE JAR NATIVE AMERICAN STYLE SOUTHWEST

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 16, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

NATIVE AMERICAN STYLE STORYTELLER COOKIE JAR

9 CHILDREN, WONDERFUL DETAIL

THIS WILL BE THE CENTERPIECE OF A WONDERFUL STORY AS YOU PULL HOMEMADE COOKIES FROM IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN.

THIS WAS PURCHASED FROM AN OLDTOWN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA SHOP THAT SPECIALIZES IN NATIVE AMERICAN AND SOUTHWEST ART AND COLLECTIBLES. IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH ONLY A COUPLE OF SCUFF MARKS.

This Storyteller CookieJar is a fantastic piece to start off with. This Mother with sleeping eyes is telling her story to her five eagerly awaiting children. One is clinging to her head, two are in her arms, one is climbing up the front of her, three are climbing up her back and two are laying on her legs. T is a lot of detail on this Storyteller, don't let this quality piece pass you by!!!

THE STORYTELLER:

The making of storytellers began in the mid 1960's when Helen Cordero of the Cochiti Pueblo began making figurines. She began with nativity scenes and singing mothers. When a pottery collector asked her to make a singing mother with multiple children, Helen remembered her grandfather, a master storyteller. Her first piece had five grandchildren on her grandfather's figure. That was the beginning. Storytellers have become popular collectors' pieces, and now many potters from various pueblos
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