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 Nakyatsopkatsina and the Putskòokatsina above were made by Wayland Namingha Jr. $80 each. (SANTA FE)
Despite appearances, they are both the same height: 15 inches. The Rain Priest of the North and the South are by Nick Brokeshoulder. Each is $120. (SANTA FE)
By Brendan Kayquoptewa, this Tuneililli katsina or Little River Katsina is 14.25" high and $125. (SANTA FE)
Both the Hahai'i Wuuhti and the Nuvak Mana/Snow Maiden are by Bertram Tsavadawa. Each one is 4.75" high and $28. (Santa Fe)
The Honankatsina or Badger Katsina (SOLD) and the Kisa/Prairie Falcon are each 14.25 inches high and $100. (SANTA FE)
All by Larsen Harris Jr. of Musangnovi Village: Totsa (Hummingbird), Tsilone, Hahai Wuuhti and Aya (Rattle. Each $60 and in SANTA FE.
The Nangöysohu/Chasing Star above is 8 3/4 inches high and SOLD. (Santa Fe)
The Sohu or Star at right is by Gary Hayah. 9.75 inches high and SOLD.(SANTA FE)
Larsen Harris Jr, of the Tobacco and Rabbit Clans from the village of Munqapi atop Second Mesa carved these 2 putskatihu (flat dolls) They are each between 9 and 10 inches high. Totsa (Hummingbird) SOLD and a Red Tail Hawk - one of the wawarus or runner katsinas and an unusual one to see in a flat doll. 10.5 inches high. $80. (BOTH IN SANTA FE)
A Kwaákatsina or Eagle Katsina. 9.5 inches high and $48. (SANTA FE)
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)
The Badger was carved by Jared Quamahongnewa. 12 inches high and $85. (TUCSON)
Tthe Puchmoftaqa or Rabbit Stick katsina is 9.5 inches high and $60. (SANTA FE).
Carved by Augustine Mowa III. Hahai'i Wuuhti and Susöpa (Cricket) Averaging about 4 inches high $25 each. (TUCSON)
An Early Morning katsina by Horace Kayquoptewa. 8.5 inches high and $48. (TUCSON)
An Avatshoya by Larsen Harris Jr. 10.5 inches high. $65 (TUCSON)
This Sio Hemis is unusual for a flat doll, having articulated arms.17 inches tall and $175. Carved by Eric Kayquoptewa. (TUCSON)
Above is a Yaapa or Mockingbird katsina, by Nick Brokeshoulder. 14 inches high to the tip of the feathers. $80 (SANTA FE)
This Taawa (Sun) katsina was made by Jared Quamahongnewa. (TUCSON)
The Sohu or Star katsina is by Craig Grover. of Sitsom'ovi Village on First Mesa. 10.5 inches high. $90 (TUCSON) The Nuvakmana - Snow Maiden.... (SANTA FE)
A Korosto by Earl ‘Dino’ Patterson (Sunaweuma) can also stand by itself. 11 inches high. $85. (TUCSON)