New Mexico Digital Heritage

Gaea McGahee: Guatemalan Pottery Chickens

Item

Title

Gaea McGahee: Guatemalan Pottery Chickens

Rights

Gaea McGahee, Questa Stories, Copyright-Educational Use permitted https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-EDU/1.0/?language=en

Type

WAV sound file

Creator

Gaea McGahee and Questa Stories

Date

November 16, 2019

Description

Story Sharing from Gaea McGahee about her mother's pottery chickens (that Gaea was given), which had come from Guatemala, purchased by her mother (Dava Davy) when she was a 21 year old anthropology student in that country. The chickens we special objects to her mother and she held on to them even as they sometimes got damaged by her growing five children because all the people she had visited, the makers of the chicken pots, had died as a result of a volcanic eruption. These objects had become somewhat sacred to Dava, imbued with this memory.

Format

WAV

Language

English

Place

Questa, New Mexico, Guatemala

Publisher

Questa Stories, LEAP - Localogy

Contributor

Gaea McGahee, Questa Stories

Extent

2 minutes 40 seconds

Rights Holder

Gaea McGahee, Questa Stories

Subject

memory, pottery, animate object, inheritance, Guatemala