Caroline Sando’s figures have a distinctive, charmingly naive 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, sacred, symbols.
Kokopellis, painted on the back, represent the life force, while the stepped designs refer to rain, a great blessing in the desert.
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!
The Child is singing along with His parents, wrapped in a handsomely decorated blanket.
An unusual and heartfelt, traditional piece by this singular artist, it is a smaller version of her larger Holy Family, elsewhere on this site.