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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!

LPEototo
Ahola

Ewtoto and Ahola are mong or ‘chief’ katsinas. Each carries a wooden plaque with a perfect ear of corn attached, symbolizing his status or office and carries a netted gourd filled with water from a sacred spring to use in the rite wherein the kivas are ceremonially opened for the coming katsina cycle. They are said by many Hopi to be among the oldest of the katsinas.- Wuwuyomo. Ahola carries a staff with huzrunkwa feathers ain addition to his gourd and symbol of authority.

The Ewtoto at left was carved by Lenno Polingyumptewa. 11.25 inches high and $325 SOLD

The Ahola at right was carved by his father-in-law, Randy Howato. 12.5 inches high and $400. SOLD

As pair they would be $675. (They appear together but we will -reluctantly- sell them individually. (Santa Fe)

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Sandra Suhu of the Snake Clan from the village of Hotvela on Third Mesa carved this Angwusanomtaqa or Crow Mother katsina. 10.75 inches high and $285. (Santa Fe)

stoneeater

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)

PHSalako
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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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Tyrone Crooke of Hotvela carved this unlucky Koshare who lost a race to a Hemsona katsina and now is getting his hair cut. 8.25 inches high. $450.

(Santa Fe)

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

TucsonAya

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

Homerfox
Representing the spirit of the
Coyote

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

Angwustaqa

Iisaw or Coyote katsina by Augustine Mowa III 12 inches high. Very rare to see a carving of this particular katsina. SOLD (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)

eaglefront

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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