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KATSINAS

Between our two stores we have just over THREE HUNDRED katsinas on hand at any given moment - understandably our website can only show a cross-section!

Please contact us at either store with any special interests or requests you might have and we will e-mail you photos of other katsinas we have on hand - or find one for you!

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Sometimes called a Wuyaktiwa, brothers Paul and Juice Tso collaborated on this piece, which is just over 10 inches high and $285.

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The Mosayru katsina helps bring the winter moisture that is so vital to a successful Spring planting. By Eric Kayquoptewa. 11.5 inches high. $240.

(Tucson)

A Hololo by Randy Howato of the Roadrunner Clan from First Mas. is also known as the Muyaw or Moon Katsina. His nickname - Hólolo - comes from the sound he sings. Katsinas may represent the spirit of animals, people, places, plants, birds or forces of nature. They appear among the Hopi during katsina ceremonies where they convey the prayers of the Hopi people to the spirit world. 11 inches high. $400.


(Santa Fe)

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Eric Kayquoptewa from Hotvela carved this White Bear, 9. 5 inches high. $145. The one below is 9 inches high and was carved by Jared Quamahongnewa, also from Hotvela. $240. The bear is one of the Hunter katsinas and, through the Bear Clan, associated with certain types of healing. (both in Tucson)

The Stone Eater or Owangaroro is one of the so-called “Mad” katsinas. He is regarded as dangerous and must be lead around at rope’s length by a Mudhead. It is said that if rocks are thrown at him he will catch and eat the rocks. At Second Mesa he sometime acts as a guard katsina.

Carved by Gabe Lara. 12 inches high. $300. (Santa Fe)

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A Sio Salako (Zuni Salako) by Philbert Honanie of the Water Clan from the village of Hotvela, on Third Mesa. 14 inches high to the tip of the feathers. $325. (Santa Fe)

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A Sakwa Hote or Blue Hote, said to represent a shooting star. 14.5 inches high, it was carved by Lloyd Honhongva. $325 (Tucson)

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A Kuwan Kokopelli. 8 inches high, carved by Dietrick Pohleahla. $150. (Tucson)

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A Sikyataio or Yellow Fox katsina by Patrick Joshvema. 8.5 inches high. (Santa Fe) $180

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This Hahay'i Wuuhti (Katsina GrandMother) was carved by Marty Naha of the Roadrunner Clan. 14 inches high. $400. (Santa Fe)

An amazing Angwustaqa or Crow katsina by Kevin Chavarria from Sitsom'ovi Village on First Mesa. It measures 14 inches across and is 24 inches tall! $400. (Tucson)

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By Coolidge Roy Jr of Old Orayvi Village, this Eagle katsina has a wingspan of just over 17 inches and a height of about 15 inches. The Kwaakatsina is not often seen during the katsin tikive or plaza dances held in late Spring and early Summer but is frequently portrayed in carvings. The strongest of all birds, able to fly up into the clouds and close to the Sun. For these reasons he wears what is called a moisture tablet on his back to bring the moisture in the clouds back down and the blue-green (to symbolize water and/or sky) tablet is surrounded by a red fringe symbolizing the sun. These attributes are also why its feathers are highly prized for use in prayer offerings (paahos). The down – whose name is translated as ‘breath feathers’ - is especially valued.

$1275. (Santa Fe)

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