A large, seated female storyteller rests with six children in this large, gorgeous piece by Jemez potter Linda Lucero Fragua. The woman is seated with both legs outstretched in front of her, a shawl covering her shoulders and her hair pulled up on either side in a bun. One child rests on each of her shoulders, while four more sit in her lap. The woman holds a beautiful piece of pottery upon which a butterfly rests, while the girl along one of her shoulders holds a blanket, and one of the boys on her lap holds a drum. The girl upon her lap holds a baby swaddled in a grey and black blanket, and a canteen rests in front of the boy who helps hold the baby. The woman and each of the children are painted in red, grey, black, and buff, while the edges of the woman’s shawl are painted in various traditional designs including steps, rain, and clouds. 7″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide x 6″ deep.