Caroline Sando’s figures have a distinctive look. She also likes to embellish them with turquoise, for a punch of sky color, balancing the earthy red clay.
This Holy Family is chanting their grateful praise, standing on a stepped base.
The stepped form of the back, and the painted slip designs on the front, are traditional rain, and sacred, symbols.
Both Mary and Joseph as attired in traditional blankets; each of them has an appropriate, different hairstyle.
Joseph wears the traditional, Pueblo male headband; Mary has beautiful, long eyelashes!
Painted on the wall behind them, are two Kokopellis, symbols of fertility for all things, including crops.
The Child is singing along with His parents, wrapped in a handsomely decorated blanket.
An unusual and heartfelt, traditional piece by this singular artist.
PS There is also a slightly smaller Holy Family, very similar to this, at a smaller price, on our website, as well.