A Mosayru or Buffalo Dancer by Nick Brokeshoulder, 13 inches high. $275 (TUCSON)
And older (circa 1950s) Sun katsina. 14 inches high. $800. (SANTA FE)
Circa 1950s, this Tasaf katsina is 12 inches high. $250.(SANTA FE)
Talavay or Early Morning katsina, by Raynard Lalo. 12.5 inches high and $300. (TUCSON)
He usually appears about dawn, (hence the English translation of his name) carrying a small spruce tree in one hand and a bell in the other, singing in a high, almost falsetto voice. He bears rainclouds symbols on his cheeks and is regarded by many Hopi as one of the more beautiful katsinas, both for his appearance and his voice.
A Sakwa Hu (Blue Whipper) by Nick Brokeshoulder. 15.5 inches high. $275 (SANTA FE)
A Supai katsina from the 1940s-50s. 13 inches high to feather tip. $975. (SANTA FE)
Palöngawhoya - one of the Twin War God, also by Nick Brokeshoulder, 18 inches high. $400 (TUCSON)
A Pang or Mountain Sheep, also around 1940-50s. 12 inches high, (TUCSON)
A Tasap katsna from a local collection - originally acquired bout 50 years ago. 8.75 inches high. $275. (TUCSON)
A Wupamo by Larryn Masawytewa. It measures 13 inches high to feather tip and $325. (SANTA FE)
At left is a Tsiwap or Sand katsina by Raynard Lalo, 11.5 inches high. SOLD. (SANTA FE)
When this one first appeared on Third Mesa almost 50 years ago - his appearance was followed by a sandstorm that damaged the crops so he did not appear again for a generation and then at Second Mesa, where his reappearance was less ‘eventful’. At present this one is not often carved.