Cochiti Pueblo lays claim to the original storyteller, created by Helen Cordero in 1964. This storyteller, made by Judith Suina of Cochiti Pueblo, is created in the traditional style and features four children, two of whom hold items, the other two with outstretched arms. The male storyteller features closed eyes and an open mouth, while the children in his arms hold a bear and a block bearing letters, respectively. One child is attached on each shoulder, arms outstretched and mouths closed. Each piece is painted in black and red, with traditional patterns painted along their clothes and along the man’s hairpiece. 5″ tall x 3 3/4″ wide x 4″ deep.