Except for the feathers, this was carved from a single piece of wood by Brendan Kayquoptewa. 10.75 inches high. $1800. See more images in our Highly Detailed gallery. Please click on the images to see a larger version.) Next is a Koshare/Koyala by Clark Tenakhongva. Clark was one the very first to begin the revival of old style katsina dolls. An accomplished singer/musician with many CDs to his credit (and awards) he currently serves as the vice-chairman of the Hopi tribe…and is featured in the new book, The Great Tradition of Hopi Katsina Carvers. 20 inches tall. $300. The canny basketball player Koshare is by Sherald Holguin. See more images in our Highly Detailed gallery. (ALL IN SANTA FE - click for larger images)

All by Nick Brokeshoulder of the Tobacco Clan from the  village of Hotvela: His flat doll Koshare is 2 feet high and $210. A Koshare trying to get a different perspective on things. 16 inches to the tip of the cornhusks. $240. (TUCSON) A Mudhead with a flowered kerchief. Carved by Max Curley, it’s 14 inches high and SOLD. (SANTA FE)


Hopi Koshares will spoof anybody. These three by Brendan Kayquoptewa -a Koshare Chef, Mechanic and Doctor. Each is about 13 inches high to the top of the corn husks. Each is $285. The Doctor and Mechanic are in Santa Fe and the Chef is in Tucson.

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A Kwivi Koyala or fancy Koshare, by Brendan Kayquoptewa. 12.5 inches high. $275. TUCSON)

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Above is a Koyala (Koshare) by Kevin Quanimptewa. 9.75 inches high. $130. (TUCSON)


Tucked in with the other clowns is this Tsuku by Neil David Sr. Carved in 1987 it measure 3.25 inches high and is $375. (SANTA FE)

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This Koyala was carved by Nick Brokeshoulder. 16 inches high. $250 (TUCSON)

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A Koyemsi (Mudhead) by Kevin Quanimptewa. 8 inches high. (TUCSON)

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A Koyemsi exhorting the katsinas to dance more strongly. Carved some years back by Tom Collateta Sr from Polacca Village. 11.5 inches tall and $240 (SANTA FE)


A Toson Koyempsi by Randy Brokeshoulder. The name translates as Sweet Corn Koyemsi. 12.75 inches high and $400 (SANTA FE)

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Clearly a Koshare that has been talking until it’s blue in the face…. by Larry Melendez of the Butterfly Clan from the village of Sitsom'ovi. Just over 13 inches long $85. (TUCSON)