Hopi Hemis Katsina. Hemis katsina is traditionally a fertility katsina. Arms attached to body, typical of early 20th century carvings. Native repaired tablita.
All original paint with turkey feather trim. Repairs to feet.
10" in high
Depicting a pregnant female, this carving is very similar to that of the Hopi with the bent knees. This Oaku doll came from one of the Rio Grande pueblos. One of its purposes was to promote conception. A woman having trouble conceiving would carry the doll wrapped in her clothing, and would place it in the small of the back or in the front. There are signs that the figure was painted at one time and had hair attached on the back of the head.
10 1/4" high
Eototo is the chief or "father" of all the katsina. He controls all of the weather and the seasons. His clothing is white deerskin.
Hopi Talhik Mana Katsina (Butterfly Maiden)
8 1/2" high, 6 1/2" wide
Butterfly Maiden with large tableta by artist Henry Shelton, Old Oraibi. An excellent example of katsina carving, sculpted entirely from one piece of cottonwood root. With removable mask.
Dimensions: 22½" h x 12" w.
Muuying'wah or Muyingwa (Anglicised spelling) germination deity. Possibly First Mesa. Original mineral paint, pheasant feather trim.
11 1/2" high
"Sa-qua-ho-tea" Hopi Ahote Katsina. Made by Arthur Holmes, Sr. (Huminimptewa) from the Hopi Third Mesa.
Contemporary Hummingbird Katsina made by Henry Shelton. Trim of yarn, metal bells and turkey feather trim.