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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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MMana

A Maasaw and Maaaw Mana by Brian Holmes from the village of Hotvela. Pronounced mah sah’u, he is the powerful and important personage associated with the underworld, or more accurately, the spirit world where one’s spirit returns after death. Maasaw is also the being who gave the Hopi the land that is now their home. Maasaw Mana or Maasaw Maiden accompanies Maasaw. 13 and 10 inches high. $150 each. $300 for the pair. (Santa Fe)

Osok
SoyokWuuhti

A Soyok Wuuhti (Ogre Woman) carved by Larry Melendez of the Butterfly Clan. 11 inches high. $250. (Santa Fe)

A Cactus Flower katsina by Jared Quamahongnewa. 9 inches high to the tip of the feathers. $240. (Tucson)

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rabbitstick

Ahola katsina by Randy Howato of First Mesa. One of the great carvers, in our opinion. 11.5 inches high. $400. (Santa Fe)

PUTSK“OKATSINA, carved by Jared Quamahongnewa. It represents the throwing stick or putskoho which he carries in his hand) that were used to hunted rabbits, once an important source of food, fur for weaving blankets and a pest to be kept out of Hopi fields and gardens. He is regarded as being one of the warrior or hunter katsinas. 12.5 inches high. $240 (Santa Fe)

Malo
KuwanK

This Ma'lo katsina 9 inches high and was carved by Jared Quamahongnewa. 10 inches high. SOLD (Santa Fe)

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

Homerfox
Tsitoto

A Tsitoto or Flower katsina by Chester Polyestewa of the Bear Strap Clan from the village of Hotvela on Third Mesa. 13 inches high to the tip of the feathers. (Tucson).

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

HORN
Angwustaqa

The name of this katsina - Payuk’ala – is purely descriptive as it translates as “Three Horn” katsina. He was frequently seen in the summer plaza dances, called katsintiikive, in the 1950s and early 60s but his popularity waned. Only recently has he been seen again. Carved by Corey Ahonewa of the Badger Clan. 12 inches high. $275. (Tucson)

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. (Santa Fe)

Manangye
Coyote

A Manangye or Lizard katsina by Lloyd Honhongva of the Badger Clan from Hotvela. 14.5 inches to the tip of the feathers. $240 (Tucson)

Iisaw or Coyote katsina by Augustine Mowa III 12 inches high. $265.

Sotu
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<< A Talavay katsina, this particular one usually appears about dawn, (hence the English translation of his name) carrying a small spruce tree in one hand and a bell in the other, singing in a high, almost falsetto voice. He bears rainclouds symbols on his cheeks and is regarded by many Hopi as one of the more beautiful katsinas, both for his appearance and his voice. 12 inches high and carved by Orlen Honyumptewa. $140. (Tucson)

This carving represents the sky deity – Sootukwnangw. The name literally translates as Star-thunderhead-heart. He appears during the early planting ceremony known as Powamuy or Bean Ceremony but may also come during the plaza dances or katsintikive. He carries a taumpi or windroarer that is spun vigorously to mimic the sound of the wind that brings the clouds that carry the rain. He also carries a wooden device that is used to imitate the striking of lighting as it dramatically springs forth. Carved by Lenno Polingyumptewa. 16 inches high. $450. (Santa Fe)

duo

Two Sooyoko by Darance Chimerica of the Fire Clan from the village of Hotvela on Third Mesa - the Black Ogre or Nataska at left and the Wiharu or White Ogre at right. Each is 10 inches high (not including the corn husk tassels) $300 each (Tucson)