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Katsina Stories by Karen Abeita
Our Price: $750.00

Hopi Pottery Katsina Stories by Karen Abeita 6 inches high and 5 inches wide.

Karen Abeita was born on September 23, 1960. She is one of the finest young Hopi potters working today. She particularly likes using some of the older designs on her pots -the Palhik Mana - (Butterfly Maiden) pottery sherds, feathers, eagle tail feather skirt, clouds, and song birds.
Karen works particularly hard on her outdoor firing techniques - aiming to have a certain warm glow with the use of fire clouds.
Her work is some of the very finest produced at Hopi today. Her use of fire clouds to produce soft changes in hue in her works creates an exceptionally rich and warm design.
All of Karen's pottery is completely traditional from gathering the clay from the Hopi Reservation to hand coiling, hand polishing , hand painting than firing the old fashioned way – outdoors.
Karen has won numerous awards – including Best of Show, "Invitational," Lawrence, KS. She is in all the major books recently published on Hopi pottery, including Gregory Schaaf's book Hopi–Tewa Pottery 500 Artist Biographies.
She has signed with her name "Karen Abeita" and her parrot clan hallmark.
Eye Dazzler by Sharon Lewis
Our Price: $900.00

Pottery Sharon Lewis by Yvonne Lucas 4 inches high and 4 3/4 inches wide.

Bernard and Sharon Lewis are both a married couple and members of one of the two Lewis families at Acoma Pueblo. A source of confusion for many is the fact that there are two unrelated Lewis families at Acoma.
The most famous, of course, is the Lucy Lewis family. However, there is another accomplished Lewis family -- that of Katherine Lewis and her children: Marilyn Henderson Ray, Carolyn Concho, Diane Lewis, Judy Lewis, Rebecca Lucario and Bernard Lewis and his wife, Sharon.
Like all members of this family, Bernard and Sharon work with many different colors of paints. Each of the children however, has a distinctive style. Bernard is a potter only and he specializes in pots with three dimensional lizards creeping in and about the pot.
Sharon then does the painting of Bernard's pots. Sharon also makes her own pots, always seedpots like this one, decorated with very well painted designs. They are a most talanted couple in a very creative family.
Prong Horn by Malcolm Fred
Our Price: $900.00

Prong Horn by Malcolm Fred is a total of 13 inches tall. Like most of the other game animals, this Antelope / Pronghorn, or Chof, kachina dances for the increase of his kind. "When he appears, whether in the kiva or as a group in the plaza, it is in the hope that more of his kind will be around for harvesting by the Hopis. The Hopis may offer him cornmeal and prayer feathers and explicity state the wish that he will remain and allow them to take some members of the Antelope family. The stick that he holds in his hands represent the front legs of the animal when he walks or dances." - Barton Wright, Kachinas: a Hopi Artist's Documentary (165) Malcolm comes from a large family of Kachina carvers which include brothers Jim, Verlan, Henry, Nathan and Glen. He has been carving and winning awards since he was a teenager. His awards include a Zuni Fire God which he entered into the 1996 Arizona State Fair. He is married to and has 3 children with a Zuni lady. One of his favorite kachinas is the whipper which he seems to do most frequently. Malcolm is of the Greasewood and Roadrunner clans, and was raised in the village of Bacavi. He has been carving for 25 years. His motivation comes from his religion, history, and the freedom of expressing his inner feelings. Malcolm continues to achieve incredible realism in his figures, and is known for his large and well-proportioned figures.

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Kasaile Clown by Lowell Talashoma
Our Price: $1,200.00

Kasaile Clown Kachina by Lowell Talashoma is a total of 15 3/4 inches tall total. Lowell Talashoma was born January 23, 1950 in the village of Moencopi, Arizona at the western edge of the Hopi reservation. He spent many of his childhood years in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a Mormon foster family. In spite of his separation from the Hopi influence, his talent for carving came through as he began carving different animals from wood at the age of 6 as a Cub Scout. Upon his return to Hopi at about the age of 10 he began carving kachina dolls and has been doing so now for almost 40 years. After Lowell's return to Hopi he spent many years trying to reconcile the Mormon and Hopi religions. He now feels the two flow together well for him. As a result, Lowell is a very spiritual man. Lowell states, "I try to carve the dolls the way the Kachinas are in the dances. I look at them the way they walk, the way they stand and how they give the gifts." Lowell's emphasis is on the surface treatment of the wood, creating a multitude of various textures that give a very realistic appearance. Lowell has also done carvings in bronze and is an accomplished painter too Lowell's figures portray the human body in full action and in anotomic proportion. Lowell is featured in most every book on Kachinas. He is featured in Hopi Kachina Dolls and Their Carvers by Theda Bassman on pages 150-154 and in The Art of the Hopi by Lois and Jerry Jacka on page 79. Lowell's work is also shown in Erik Bromberg's Kachina Doll Carving on pages 26,27 and 30. In Helga Tiewes book, Kachina Dolls, Lowell is featured on pages 117-119. The Kachina is signed on the bottom of the base: "Lowell Talashoma, Sr."

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Blessing from Above by Jon Cordero
Our Price: $1,200.00

Blessing From Above by Jon Cordero is a total of 15 1/2 inches tall. "The Hano Mana is given to the girls of Tewa in much the same manner that Hahai-i Wuhti is given the Hopi girls by the men of their villages. Even among the Hopis it is very often a favorite for the first or second gift to the children "She appears in the Bean Dance on Second Mesa and in the Water Serpent Ceremony on First Mesa. Usually if this kachina wears the embroidered wedding robe, it is turned inside out. More often she appearsin the maiden shawl. The hair is normally put up in Tewa-style knots on either side of the head rather than as it is shown here. Spruce is held in each hand with the corn." - Barton Wright, Hopi Kachinas: a Hopi Artist Documentary (51) Born June 16, 1968 to the village of Moenkopi, Arizona, Jon is the son of a Hopi mother, and a Cochiti father who died when Jon was just a baby. Although Jon was raised on the Hopi Reservation, he would always spend a month each summer with his Cochiti grandmother, the famed matriarch of storytellers, Helen Cordero. His grandmother tried to teach him to make storytellers, but it just wasn't his calling. Instead, when he was in high school, he learned to carve Kachina dolls from his uncles, Hopi master carvers Loren Phillips and Tom Holmes. And Loren was not only his teacher but also continued to encourage Jon in his carving through the years. Like the traditional Hopi Jon continually strives to be, he works very hard all the time tending to his cattle and his horse as well as planting and tending his crops of corn, beans, melons and squash. And he participates in the dances, in respect to the Kachinas. Yet Jon always finds time to do what he likes best, and that is to carve. Instead of carving alone, Jon prefers the company of other carvers. His favorite carving buddy has always been his cousin and clan brother Leonard Selestewa, who was also always a great source of encouragement for Jon. Among the many books on Hopi Kachinas that mention Jon and his work is Theda Bassman's Hopi Kachina Dolls and their carvers. Jon says he is serious about his carving and wants to carve for the rest of his life. Whenever he finishes a carving he hopes it will find a good home, and whoever buys it will admire it for the rest of their lives. Jon has become well-known for his beautiful, realistic Kachina doll carvings and his work has become highly sought after.

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