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Cleo Teissedre

1986 Cleo Teissedre Native American Pueblo Storyteller Miniature Grandfather Figurine

1986 Cleo Teissedre Native American Pueblo Storyteller Miniature Grandfather Figurine

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Like New, Old Store Stock. 1986 MINT Condition. This is a beautiful handmade Vintage Native American Pueblo Storyteller created by Cleo Teissedre of Tucson, AZ. It shows three small children sitting on the lap of a Miniature Grandfather Storyteller with turquoise neckless. Turquoise, the captivating sea-green stone of the ancients, represents wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune, and hope. Ancient peoples believed in its profound power to protect, as well as its tranquil energy and its association with enduring love. The turquoise stone neckless always symbolic of abundance, specifically financial abundance. The storyteller is an adaptation of centuries-old creations in figurine pottery.

Cultural traditions and values have historically been passed on by tribal elders through songs and stories geared to teaching the young. It is in these delightful representations that the intense love of the Native American Indians for their children is most clearly shown. These unique sculptures embody not only beauty and creativity, but also symbolize important American Indian principles and traditions.

  • Height: 2 3/4 in
  • Width: 1 1/2 in
  • Length: 2 in

Hand painted. Beige, terracotta, black, and turquoise. This would make a very nice addition to a collection of Southwest Storytellers.

All Photographs are Original and are not stock photos.

Cleo Teissedre was well known artist from Tucson, AZ. She was born on Aug. 31, 1930 and passed away on June 25, 2020. She was known for producing Native American-style Navajo Storyteller Pottery pieces. Cleo’s Storytellers and figurines are very sought after. Signature on base and dated 1986. 

Items that I sell that are marked vintage, antique or collectible may show some signs of wear to the original boxes or original package when available. See pictures for detail. All of my items come from a smoke-free environment. I do combine shipping on multiple items.

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