A Patnga (Squash) katsina by Cimmarron Grover. 11 inches high. $300 (SANTA FE)
A Soyal katsina by Randy Howato. 12 inches high, $360 (SANTA FE)
A Manang.ykasina (Lizard) by Brandon Kayquoptewa. 10.5 inches high. $240.(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.
Sandra Suhu is one of the very few women who carved katsina dolls. A member of the Spider Clan from the village of Hotvela on Third Mesa, she has recently begun to carve some smaller sized dolls. From left to right: White Bear, inches high. $125. Hahai'i Wuuhti 5 inches high. $135. Tsaveyo, 5.5 inches high. $185. Badger, 5.5 inches high, 4. Crow Mother, 5 inches high $125. Kwaamana or Eagle Girl, 5.75 inches high and $125. (all measurements to the top of the feathers and ALL IN SANTA FE.
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)
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)
A Badger by Brandon Kayquoptewa. 9.75 inches high. $270 (SANTA FE)
Sio Hemis by Ranier Koruh. 16.5 inches high.$300. (SANTA FE)
A Pawik or Duck katsina by Jared Quamahongnewa. 10 inches high and $240. (SANTA FE)
This Hon or Bear was also carved by Brandon. 8 inches high. $270. (SANTA FE)
A small Hoho Mana - by Augustine Mowa. 4.5 inches high. $85. (SANTA FE)
A Hemis katsina by Horace Kayquoptewa. 17 inches high. $350 (SANTA FE)
A Kooninmana or Supai Maiden by Brendan Kayquoptewa. 9" high and $270. (SANTA FE)
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.
A 17 inch tall Natukvika or "split" katsina by Nick Brokeshoulder. $300. (SANTA FE)
Nick Brokeshoulder carved this Pusukinangakstina - one of the Anakchinas who represent the su,,er rain. (Also called a Pala Sowitsuni or Red Beard) 17 inches high. $270 (SANTA FE)
A Payuk'ala (literally: Three Horn) katsina. (TUCSON)
One of the wawarus or runner katsinas: a Qalavi. By Tayron Polequaptewa. 9 inches to the top of the feathers. $200. (TUCSON)
This Pang katsina (Mountain Sheep katsina) was carved by Randy Brokeshoulder. 15 inches high. $400. (TUCSON)