Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Pueblo Storyteller

It's time to play BLUE MONDAY! Please visit Smiling Sally and the gang for more beautiful blues!

I'm hosting a giveaway in honor of my new linking party! Read through for details!

As I was looking around the house trying to find just the right blue to present to you today, I spied my shelf of "stuff from Mom" and decided on the perfect thing!

While souvenir shopping for me in Arizona, my mom found these two Pueblo Storytellers and knew they would be perfect for me! The Pueblo Indians have been making these Storyteller themed items since 1964 when the first figure was made by Helen Cordero. She wanted to represent her memories of her grandfather, Santiago Quintana, and his gift of storytelling. Quintana, as well as members of the Pueblo tribes since ancient times, preserved their life stories and traditions through the art of storytelling.

When it was time for a story, Quintana would say, "Come children, it's time". All the children around would gather in as close as possible to hear the enchanting tale.

Storyteller images can be male or female and can have any number of children or animals gathered around. What started with one granddaughter's creative expression has turned into a passion for over 200 Pueblo artists.When my mom brought home my first Storyteller item, the mat, I had only four children. She picked it out because it reminded her of me with all my kids around. When she picked up the figurine a few years later, I had five. Since both images feature seven children, we joked about wondering who the other two would turn out to be. Now I have seven children---I hope this isn't an indication that this is all I will have!

I hope you are enjoying your Blue Monday!

GIVEAWAY: I'm hosting a giveaway in honor of my new Wednesday linking party. Click HERE for up to 5 chances to win!


  1. It's a beautiful doll. Thanks for sharing the story.

    Happy Blue Monday!

    Mine is here.

  2. These are super cool-I just love all the details and the little children!

  3. What an unusual but special collection. I love that they were gifts with such special meaning.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  4. What a cute doll, and you have sweet memories of your mom giving her to you. Seven children...wow... thank goodness it didn't have twenty!

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah!

  5. You must be a truly amazing mother to tend to seven children. I do not know how it is done, but the larger families seem to do very well. Some even better than smaller ones. I truly admire you for the love of your family. We need more mothers like you.

  6. Just a wonderful doll and great story...and you have 7 kids WOW!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. I love the figurine. How precious. :)

  8. What a beautiful and interesting doll and the story makes it very special to you. ~~Sherry~~

  9. sweeet and priceless indeed! plus the doll is soo cute :)

    u may view mine here

  10. I have always loved the indian storytellers. Blessings, Debbie

  11. what a sweet sentimental piece

  12. Love the two Pueblo Storytellers!
    What a great momento. Have a great week!

  13. I love the storyteller, what gorgeous treasures you have. I am so glad I came over. Please come visit me soon.Anne


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