An incredible piece of artistry, this stunning vase by Jemez potter Linda Lucero Fragua showcases myriad techniques and skills that combine traditional methods with contemporary design. The piece features three handmade koshare figurines around the neck, one standing, one sitting, and one lying down. Each is painted in buff, red, black, and grey, with straw protruding from the tops of their heads, their mouths open, and two of the three with one hand lifted to the mouth. The remainder of the vase is painted beautifully in brown, red, black, and grey, with an indented, wavy area surrounding the lower half just below the inflection. This indented area is painted with various traditional designs including weather patterns, step patterns, feather patterns, and geometric designs. Just above the indentation, three gorgeous corn stalks are painted, and the piece is finished with a wooden ladder protruding out of the neck from the inside. 8 1/4″ tall with ladder x 6″ wide. 7 7/8″ tall without ladder.