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