Hopi Koshares will spoof anybody. These two by Brandon Kayquoptewa -a Koshare Doctor and a Koshare Lawyer are each 13 inches high to the top of the corn husks. Each is $285. (BOTH IN SANTA FE)
Hopi contemporary humor can be directed at someone within the village to the government, churches, a gas station owner, IHS doctor...you name it. Ryan Gashweseoma carved the Mocking Katsina at left (SANTA FE) as was as the Ho'e at right (TUCSON). Each is 8.5 inches high and $300.
A Ho'e and a Koshare...both clearly well-fed after feasting. One of the functions of the clowns (especially the Koshares) is to show how one should behave by taking the opposite to the extreme and Koshares are famous for not sharing and trying to keep all the food to themselves. Both were carved by Leander Tenakhongva. The Ho'e is 6 inches high, $300 and the Koshare 5 inches high. $220. (BOTH IN SANTA FE)
Randy Brokeshoulder carved this 11 inch high Kosahares. $275 (SANTA FE)
Randy's father, Nick Brokeshoulder carved this one. 13 inches high. SOLD.
Two Koshares by Larry Melendez of the Butterfly Clan from the village of Sitsom'ovi. Each is just over 13 inches long but the one on the right is carved from a curved piece of wood, so straight up it's a tad shorter than it's blue-faced companion. Each is $85. The blue one is in TUCSON and the white one is in SANTA FE.
A Koyala (Koshare) putting the finishing touches on a Koyala rattle to be given out to a young boy during the ceremonies. 14 inches high. $275 (SANTA FE)
Nick also carved this Mudhead clown in the act of finished up a Qöqöle katsina doll that will be given out to a young girl during the katsina dances. 10.5 inches high. $275 (SANTA FE)
A Whte Cloud Clown katsina, by Randy Brokeshoulder. 10 inches high. SOLD (SANTA FE)
At right is a Tsuku or Clown that is known by a couple of names (Qötsa Tsuku and Omaw Tsuku - White Clown and Cloud Clown. Carved by Manuel Chavarria of the Butterfly Clan. Almost 10 inches to the top. $160. (SANTA FE)
The long and the short of it: two Koshares by Horace Kayquoptewa, The one at left is 11 inches high and $160. His companion is 7.5 inches high and $130. (SANTA FE)
Jared Quamahongnewa carved this Koshare which is 13 inches high. $88. (TUCSON)
This Mudhead (Koyemsi) was carved by Horace Kayquoptewa. 10 inches high and $225.