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. 

 

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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)

All these beautiful flat dolls are by Larsen Harris Jr. From left to right: Badger 17 inches high $180, Ewiro 16.5 inches high $180 and Tsaveyo 18.5 inches high $180. (ALL IN SANTA FE)

From let to right: Maasaw, by Nick Brokshoulder. 18 inches high. $90, . Hoho Mana by Nick Brokeshoulder 12.25 inches and $40. By  Agutsine Mowa III: Sakwa Matya (Blue Hand).SIkya Matya (Yellow Hand),  Sólàwitsi - each 5 inches high and $35. (ALL IN SANTA FE)

 

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

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A Yot'sa or Apache katsina by Corey Ahonewa. 9.5 inches high. $55.

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

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A Maahu or Cicada katsina by Nick Brokshoulder. 12 inches high. $60..    (SANTA FE) 

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

 

 

 

At left a a Sakwa Hote or Blue Star. 9.5 inches high. $45. (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 Kowaako or Rooster katsina by Larsen Harris Jr. 12 inches high. $65. (SANTA FE)

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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 by Larsen Harris Jr. is 10 3/8 inches high and $90. Also by Larsen: a Tuneillili or Small River katsina - representing he Navajo people. 14 inches high. SOLD. (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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Butterfly Maiden, by Larsen Harris Jr. 23 inches high $200,