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A Mosayru or Buffalo Dancer by Nick Brokeshoulder, 13 inches high. $275 (TUCSON)

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And older (circa 1950s) Sun katsina. 14 inches high. $800. (SANTA FE) 


Circa 1950s, this Tasaf katsina is 12 inches high. $250.(SANTA FE)

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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. 

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A Sakwa Hu (Blue Whipper) by Nick Brokeshoulder. 15.5 inches high. $275 (SANTA FE)

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

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Palöngawhoya - one of the Twin War God, also by Nick Brokeshoulder, 18 inches high. $400 (TUCSON)

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A Pang or Mountain Sheep, also around 1940-50s. 12 inches high, (TUCSON)

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A Tasap katsna from a local collection - originally acquired bout 50 years ago. 8.75 inches high. $275. (TUCSON)

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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.

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A Sio Hemis by Randy Howato, 16 inches high. SOLD (TUCSON)

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Nick Brokeshoulder of the Tobacco Clan carved this Talavai’i or Early Morning katsina. 17 inches high and $330. (SANTA FE)

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A Wakas or Cow katsina by Shawn Deel of the Tobacco Clan from the village of Kykotsmovi on Third Mesa. 13.5 inches high SOLD (SANTA FE)

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A Solaawitsi katsina by Augustine Mowa III. 6.5 inches tall. $125.(TUCSON)

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A Tumas or Crow Mother katsina -by Tayron Polequaptewa. 11 inches high and $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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This Lizard katsina was carved by Brandon Kayquoptewa. 12 inches high to the tip of the feathers. $240. (TUCSON)

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A Koona (Chipmunk) katsina by Nick Brokeshoulder 12 inches high. $250. (SANTA FE)

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

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A Tangaktsina or Rainbow katsina by Raynard Lalo. 12 inches high. $360. (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 Koyemsi, also by Raynard. It stands 10 inches high. SOLD (SANTA FE)

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A Payuk’ala by Randy Howato. He stands 12.75 inches high and $425. (SANTA FE)

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

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An older (1950s) Totsa or Hummingbird katsina. 7 inches high. SOLD (SANTA FE)

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The Kokosori or Soláawitsi is referred to in English as Little Fire Boy. Carved by Larsen Harris Jr. 9.5 inches high and $250. (SANTA FE)

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Above is 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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A Butterfly Maiden or Palhkwmana by Kevin Quanimptewa. 9.75 inches high. SOLD (TUCSON)


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 Hilili katsina, one of the guard/whipper katsinas, by Brandon Kayquoptewa. 11 inches tall and $280.(TUCSON)

At right is a Qööqöqlö by Marlin Honhongva. 7.25 inches high. $120. (TUCSON)
 Also known as a storyteller, sometime after WWII Qööqöqlö was given an additional role. To combat the intrusion of non-Hopi traditions, specifically Santa Claus and Christmas, he was assigned the task of taking presents to Hopi children just before Christmas Day.  He is also known as a storyteller.They may appear with masks of the color of any of the four cardinal directions.  Yellow is for the South.

At left is a Kuwan Kookopölö, carved by Kevin Quanimptewa.7 inches high. $130. (TUCSON)

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A Kawayo or Horse katsina, 12 inches high, by Horace Kayquoptewa. $225. (TUCSON)

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At left is Cold Bringing Woman, carved by Nick Brokeshoulder. 10.5 inches high and $185.(TUCSON)