This piece was carved by Andrew Sahmie Sr from Hano Village on First Mesa. It includes so much that is connected to the renewal of life: the Anakchinas who represent the life-giving summer rains, the dragonfly associated with late summer rain, the flowering of the plants and a male Salako - who appears with a female Salako every four years after the Niman Ceremony (where the early harvest is distributed) and the butterfly, an important pollinator of the crops. 12.75 inches tall and $600. (SANTA FE)

A Turtle katsina with a Katsina Maiden, by Verland Fred. 10 inches high. $750. (SANTA FE) The female Salako (Salako Mana) is also by Verland Fred. 12 inches high and $275. (TUCSON) The beautiful Butterfly Maiden with the lovely flowered base stands 9 inches high and was carved by Andrew Sahmie Sr. $800.. (TUCSON)

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A Butterfly Maiden by Sherald Holguin, originally from the village of Munqapi. It stands 11.5 inches high and is SOLD. (TUCSON)

A Nuvakmana (Snow Maiden) and Katsinmana, both by Wilfred Kaye of the Badger Clan from the village of Hotvela. Each is just under 15 inches high (despite the difference in the image sizes). each is $800. (BOTH IN TUCSON)

 

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This Anakchina (Longhar)l also by Sherald, in 9,5 inches high. SOLD (SANTA FE)

 
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A Koyemsi by Sherald, wrapped in a blanket against the cold wind. 7.5 inches high. $275. (SANTA FE)

Sootukwnangw. The name literally translates as Star-thunderhead-heart. He appears during the early planting ceremony known as Powamuy or Bean Ceremony but may also come during the plaza dances or katsintikive. He carries a taumpi or windroarer that is spun vigorously to mimic the sound of the wind that brings the clouds that carry the rain. He also carries a wooden device that is used to imitate the striking of lighting as it dramatically springs forth. Carved by Arnold Lomatewama. 15.5 inches to the tip of the feather. $160. (TUCSON)