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.
The Lizard at left was carved by Ferris “Spike” Satala. It measures just under 8” high and $60. The Ongchoma or Compassionate Katsina as his name is often translated, is 6 inches high.By William Gashweseoma. SOLD. The Turtle katsina at right by Manuel Chavarria is 6.5 inches high and $42. (ALL IN SANTA FE)
A Mastop by Larsen Harris Jr. It measures 15 inches high, $185. The Hakto is by Ryan Gashweseoma and 10.5 inches high. $90. The Saiastasana (Rain Priest of the North - 15 inches), the Hoototo (Rain Priest of the South - 14 inches) and the Kokopelli (10.5 inches) are all by Rainer Koruh and each one is $50. ALL IN SANTA FE)
Larson went all out on the Hemis katsina, creating a beautiful flower motif pattern on the reverse. 22 inches high. $325. (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 ∫SOLD.
A Heheya by Randy Brokeshoulder. 14 inches high and $90 (SANTA FE)
An Early Morning katsina by Horace Kayquoptewa. 8.5 inches high and $48. (TUCSON)
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)