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 and the Koshare 7.25 inches high. Each is $300 (BOTH IN SANTA FE)
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.
Nick Brokeshoulder 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 Santa Koshare by Brendan Kayquoptewa. $280. (SANTA FE)
A Whte Cloud Clown katsina, by Randy Brokeshoulder. 10 inches high. $275 (SANTA FE)
A Koshare putting the finishing touches on a Koshare rattle. By Nick Brokeshoulder. SOLD (SANTA FE)
Above is a Mechanic Koshare (we've all been to one at some point....) Also by Brendan. 13 inches high. $285. (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)