Also called "cradle dolls' because they are given to Hopi infants, Putsqatihut or flat dolls are the very oldest form of katsinas dolls among the Hopi. After a child has gone through his or her naming ceremony 20 days after birth, the first one received is the Hahay'i wuuhti or katsina grandmother. The next is the katsinmana or katsina maiden. After that they may receive any katsina doll. The katsinas themselves carve them for the young girls who continue to receive them (usually more fully formed and detailed ones as they grow older) until they are initiated into the Hopi Katsina Society. 


From left to right: a Corn katsina (unsigned), 12 inches high. $60. A Manangye or Lizard by Mike Mahkewa, 12.5 inches high $60 and a Badger by Gary Hayah. 9 inches high. $60 A great Sooya’ytaqa or Planting Stick Boy by Sonny Secklestewa. 12 ihnches high and $60. (ALL IN SANTA FE)

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Both by Larsen Harris Jr of Musangnovi on Second Mesa. The Crow Mother is 17 inches tall and $240. Larson went all out on the Hemis katsina, creating a beautiful flower motif pattern on the reverse. 22 inches high. $325. (SANTA FE)

A beautiful Ewiro bu Larsen Harris Jr. 16.5 inches high $180 The Maasaw by Ranier Koruh is 14 inches high and $60. His Kokkopelli is 9 inches high. $60. His Solaawitsi is 10 inches high and $50. (SANTA FE)



A Kokopelli Maiden by Larsen Harris Jr.  9 inches long. $70. (SANTA FE)


The Nuvakmana - Snow Maiden by Larsen Harris Jr. is 10 3/8 inches high and $90.

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A Heheya by Randy Brokeshoulder. 14 inches high and $90 (SANTA FE)

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An Early Morning katsina by Horace Kayquoptewa. 8.5 inches high and $48. (TUCSON)

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A Qaö Tiyo or Corn Boy by Brandon Kayquoptewa  (SANTA FE) 


A Kokopelli by Larsen Harris Jr. 8.25 inches long. $70. (SANTA FE)


A Korosto by Earl ‘Dino’ Patterson (Sunaweuma) can also stand by itself. 11 inches high. $85. (TUCSON)

Hahai'i Wuuhti by Clark Tenakhongva, who was among the first to revive the old style dolls that have become so popular. 16 inches high $130. (TUCSON)

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