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A Patnga (Squash) katsina by Cimmarron Grover. 11 inches high. $300  (SANTA FE)

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A Supai katsina from the 1940s-50s. 13 inches high to feather tip. $975.

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A Pang or Mountain Sheep, also around 1940-50s. 12 inches high, $1100. (SANTA FE)

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A Soyal katsina by Randy Howato. 12 inches high, $360 (SANTA FE)

The SOYAL KATSINA is one of the Mong or Chief katsinas. He appears during the Soyal Ceremony (held during the Winter Solstice). He walks slowly at first, as if emerging from a long sleep, as he makes his way around the village, ceremonially re-opening the kivas, signaling the beginning of the Katsina season. He is accompanied by Ahulani, the Blue Corn Maiden katsina and the Yellow Corn Maiden katsina. They appear carrying the consecrated seed corn that will be returned to the Hopi farmers for planting in the Spring.
 

MAASAW  is the powerful and important personage associated with the underworld, or more accurately, the spirit world where one’s spirit returns after death and he is thought to guide the spirits of the dead back to that world. He is also the being the Hopis first met when the Hopi emerged into this, the Fourth World. It was Maasaw who gave the Hopi the land that is now their home when they emerged into this, the Fourth World. He also gave them the knowledge they needed to survive and provided them with the seeds of he crops that would survive in this arid land into which they had emerged.

All by Nick Brokeshoulder of the Tobacco Clan. The Sio Salako is 24 inches high and $360. Sio Salako means Zuni Shalako and the Shalako ceremony is coming up at Zuni in just a few weeks. Next is the Talavai’i or Earl Morning katsina. 17 inches high and $330. The Warrior Maiden - He’e’e is 14 inches high and $250. (ALL IN SANTA FE)

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A Paakiw or Fish katsina - a Tewa katsina that appears at Hano village on First Mesa. 14 inches high and 10 inches across. Carved by Ryan Gashweseoma. $350 (TUCSON)

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Sivu’ikwitaqa or Pot Carrier Boy, carrying a Hopi ceramic water canteen on his back. Carved by David Selina of the Snow Clan. 6 3/8 inches high including the base. $150. (TUCSON)

 

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A Lizard katsina, by Brendan Kayquoptewa. $280, he measures 12.25 high to feather tip.

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Sio Hemis by Ranier Koruh. 16.5 inches high.$300. (SANTA FE)

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A Pawik or Duck katsina by Jared Quamahongnewa. 10 inches high and $240. (SANTA FE)

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This Patgna or Squash katsina was carved by Corey Ahonewa. 10 inches high. $300. (TUCSON)

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A White Bear, also by Brendan Kayqupotewa. He measures 6.5 inches high and $150. (SANTA FE)

 

 

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A Kuwan Heheya by Lenno Polingyumptewa. 13 inches high and $400. (SANTA FE)

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A Hemis katsina by Horace Kayquoptewa. 17 inches high. $350 (SANTA FE)

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An old style Matya by Patrick Joshveama. 10.75 inches high and $275. (SANTA FE)

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A Hensona katsina by Randy Brokeshoulder. 12.25 inches high. $275. (SANTA FE)
His name is literally “craves (your) hair”. A wawarus or runner katsina, he will challenge a young man to a race. If the man wins he receives a small basket with an eagle down attached to it. If he loses the race, then the katsina will cut off a whack of the hapless loser’s hair, usually using sheep shears. 

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A Wiharu by Lenno Polingyumptewa. He stands 15 inches high to feather tips and $450. (SANTA FE)

 

 

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A Payuk'ala (literally: Three Horn) katsina carved by Larryn Masawytewa. 10.75 inches high and $220. (TUCSON)

At left is an Ewtoto by Lenno Polingyumptewa. 10 inches high and $375. (SANTA FE)

 Ewtoto, a mong or ‘chief’ katsina, appears in the Patsavu rite held during the Powamuy ceremony in February. (Powamuy is basically an early planting ritual.) In the ceremony he carries a wooden plaque with a perfect ear of corn attached, symbolizing his status or office and carries a netted gourd filled with water from a sacred spring to use in the rite. This ceremony is held only once every four years – after the Wuwutsim or Initiation ceremony. 

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One of the wawarus or runner katsinas: a Qalavi. By Tayron Polequaptewa. 9 inches to the top of the feathers. $200. (TUCSON)

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This Pang katsina (Mountain Sheep katsina) was carved by Randy Brokeshoulder. 15 inches high. $400. (TUCSON)