Coated in graphic, painted with traditional Paquime designs, this effigy always brings a smile to my face.
The day we bought this at Marta’s B&B in Mata Ortiz, this potter, his wife, and daughter were waiting in the backyard, as is customary. When I pointed to this piece, their daughter started to speak to me in sign language. Her mother interpreted. After I bought it, I said, “Muchas gracias.” Her mother translated that for her. And then came the big moment, the little girl taught me how to say thank you in Spanish sign language.
Dimensions: 4" tall x 3" wide