A very fine, Hopi Hemis Katsina by Jimmie Kewanwytewa (1889-1966). This Katsina was acquired directly from the artist at the Museum of Northern Arizona in 1962. Turkey feathers added. All original paint, no repairs.
14" high, 4 1/2" wide
Masau'u Katsina #9659
Masau’u is the god of the surface of the world and controls passage to the underworld.Shown holding a fire pot representing the underworld.
Hopi Eototo Katsina #9660
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 Mana Katsina #8520
Carved cottonwood with original mineral paint; Indigo blue and green.
Hopi Katsina Tasap #8140
A very nice Hopi Tasap Katsina with the original mineral paint and turkey feathers.
10 1/4" high
Hopi Ahote Katsina #1247
"Sa-qua-ho-tea" Hopi Ahote Katsina. Made by Arthur Holmes, Sr. (Huminimptewa) from the Hopi Third Mesa.
Hopi Tasap Kachina #9128
All original paint with turkey feather trim. Repairs to feet.
10" in high
Hopi Germination Deity Katchina #9323
Muuying'wah or Muyingwa (Anglicised spelling) germination deity. Possibly First Mesa. Original mineral paint, pheasant feather trim.
11 1/2" high
Hopi Katsina #8302
Hopi Talhik Mana Katsina (Butterfly Maiden)
8 1/2" high, 6 1/2" wide
Hopi Katsina Kuwan Heheya #8139
A very nice Hopi Kuwan Heheya Katsina with the original mineral paint and turkey feathers.
Hopi Katsina Mongwa (Horned Owl) #8138
A very nice Hopi Mongwa (Horned Owl) Katsina with the original mineral paint and turkey feathers.
8 1/2" high
Oaku Doll, Rio Grande Pueblo #8319
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.