Felicia Fragua is a potter from Jemez Pueblo. This is one her nativities. The clay is dug from the earth, cleaned, soaked, formed by hand, dried, sanded, painted by hand and fired, Mary and Joseph are both kneeling. Mary wears a stylish polka dot dress and a striped shawl. Joseph has a fancy shirt and pants and he holds a folded blanket. Baby Jesus has a matching blanket. A grey burro (donkey) completes the scene. The tallest figure is almost four inches tall (10 cm.).
JEMEZ POTTERY NATIVITY BY FELICIA FRAGUA
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