Parrot (Kyash) Kachina.
Parrot is one of the rarely seen kachinas. Harold's carving is quite large.
Red Beard (Tewa Angak'china) Kachina with Sunfaces (Dawa).
Red Beard is one of the Long Hair Kachinas, bringers of spring rain and flowers. They sometimes appear in the annual Niman (Home Dance) Ceremony.
10 1/2" high.
Roadrunner (Hospoa) Kachina.
The Roadrunner Kachina usually appears in the Kiva (Pamuya) Dances. The doll is rarely produced. Valencia has created an an essentially two-dimensional version, carved and painted on its front and on its narrow sides.
Crow Mother (Angwusnasomtaka or Angwus-wunti) Kachina.
Crow Mother is mother to all the Whipper Kachinas, who are responsible for initiating Hopi children into the Kachina Cult. She appears in the annual Powamu (Bean Dance) Ceremony and there supervises the initiation rites.
8 1/4" high.
7 7/8" high.
Mother Earth or Grandmother (Hahai-i Wuhti) Kachina.
Hahai-i Wuhti is the mother of all kachinas and appears in many important Hopi ceremonies. She is often the first carving given to Hopi babies.
7 1/2" high.
Ahote Kachina (no English translation).
Ahote is one of the Guard Kachinas, who serve as protectors and overseers in important rituals. Michael's carving is appropriately fearsome.
6 1/2" high.
Hummingbird (Tocha) Kachina.
Hummingbird is a favorite in both the winter's Kiva (Pamuya) Dances and the spring's Plaza(Soyohim) Dances.
12 1/2" high.
Eagle Dancer (Kwahu) Kachina
The Eagle Kachina appears in the annual Anktioni (Repeat Dances), held each year in March. Its appearance is meant as a prayer for an increase in the population of eagles, which occupy a position of great honor among the Hopi. Theron's exquisite miniature is carved entirely from a single piece of cottonwood root.
3 3/4" high
Spectacular sculpture depicting the Morning Kachina with the Hummingbird and Lizard Kachinas. A graceful, flowing piece.
11 1/4" high.
White Chin (Tuma-Oi) Kachina.
Although White Chin very rarely appears in person, she is extremely popular with Hopi carvers.
Tewa Girl (Hano Mana) Kachina.
Tewa Girl represents the Tewa people who sought refuge with the Hopi centuries ago and who still live with them. Their principal village is 'Hano'. Hano Mana appears in the annual Bean Dance (Powamu) Ceremony.
6 3/4" high.
Shalako (Earl spells it Salako) represents the Cloud People. It is rarely seen.
11 1/2" high.
Badger (Honan) Kachina.
Badger, a powerful healing kachina, appears in winter's Bean Dance (Powamu) and the periodic Tribal Initiation (Pachavu) Ceremonies.
8 7/8" high.
Another exceptional and whimsical Koshare carving, this one dressed as a Phoenix Suns player.
The Koshare are a class of clown kachinas who serve a complex ceremonial function. Sometimes they teach what is inappropriate by behavior-by-counterexample, sometimes they provide a bit relief from the seriousness of a ritual, and they have many other roles as well.
Heoto Mana Kachina (no English translation).
Heoto (Kevin spells it Hewto) is one of the Guard Kachinas, who serve as protectors and overseers in important rituals. Heoto Mana, fearsome in appearance, is the female form of this kachina. They appear in the annual Bean Dance (Powamu) Ceremony and in the periodic Initiation (Pachavu) Ceremony.
9 1/8" high.
Warrior Maiden (He'-e'-e) Kachina.
She is a particularly fearsome warrior who leads a band of other Warrior Kachinas to protect the all-important Initiation (Pachavu) Ceremony.
Deer (Sowi-ingwu) Kachina
The Deer Kachina, not often seen, has power over the rain and thus the growing of the grass. He is seen here in a traditional pose, leaning on a cane. Johnny's version of this Kachina also features a removeable mask.
7 3/4" high.
The Eagle Kachina appears in the annual Anktioni (Repeat Dances), held each year in March. Its appearance is meant as a prayer for an increase in the population of eagles, which occupy a position of great honor among the Hopi. Johnny's version of this Kachina features a removeable mask.
Left-Handed (Siyangephoya) Kachina
The Left-Handed Kachina is a Hunter Kachina, this one returning with a fat rabbit, his left hand at the ready for another throw of his rabbit stick. Siyangephoya may originally have been based on a Hopi impersonation of the neighboring Hualapai people (located to the west above the Grand Canyon) and generally appears in mixed Kachina dances. Another very nicely detailed carving.
7 1/8" high.
The Left-Handed Kachina is a Hunter Kachina, as Johnny has depicted here aiming his arrow. He may originally have been based on a Hopi impersonation of the neighboring Hualapai people (located to the west above the Grand Canyon) and generally appears in mixed Kachina dances. A very nicely detailed carving.
8 1/2" high.
The Hopi Shalako (Cloud People), both male and female, are rarely impersonated in dances. Johnny's highly detailed version of this being features a removeable mask.
Warrior Mouse or Field Mouse (Homiitsi)
Not a traditional Kachina, this character symbolizes the Hopi story of a mouse that fought and defeated a hawk.
6 7/8" high.