This lady doesn’t live in a shoe, but she sure has a lot of children to care for!
An amusing storyteller by one of the many Fraguas, all justly respected for their figures and storytellers.
With handmade clay, natural clay and plant colors, this appealing piece was made using the same methods that have been used at the pueblos for thousands of years.
The natural coloration is soft and warm, and the faces of mother and myriad children are sweetly earnest.
Mother’s dress, and the blouses of many of the children, are patterned with lively polka dots. Some children hold dolls; some, babies.
The family doggie is also present, with a perky little tail, and there is a ceremonial basket propped up on one side, too.
A charming group of maternal figure and many little ones, that testifies to the potter’s skill.
Intended as a warning, or a celebration? Just enjoy it.