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Hopi Old Style Katsina dolls are those carved in the traditional style, often referred to as “Early Traditional Style.” This style dates back to the late 19th and early 20th century and represents the most traditional depiction of the Katsinam before outsiders began to influence the Native American cultures. These early Katsina dolls were highly simplistic in form and were most often flat with few if any three-dimensional elements, though some were more rounded. Each doll was intricately painted with dyes and pigments made from native minerals like iron and magnesium, whatever was readily available in the area local to the Hopi people. Some paints were plant-based, though these colors were not as vibrant and did not stand up over time.

Hopi Old Style Katsinam

Kachina House features the "New Traditional Style" Katsinam which are an artistic movement firmly rooted in the old ways, though these dolls are by no means simply copies of the Early Traditionals. There are distinct features that set them apart, ranging from the carving, sanding and painting styles to more obvious changes in body proportions, posture, feet and faces. Carvers and collectors alike appreciate this style not only for the step back in time to what Katsinam looked like before any outside influences, but more importantly, the rich Hopi culture that these New Traditional Katsinam represent.

The artists represented here have been drawn to the simple forms and vibrant colors of the old style Katsina dolls and have adapted them using modern techniques. The unique blending of the past and the present offers an interesting perspective on both the new and the old as they allow us to view the culture and traditions of the Hopi ancestors through a modern window.

Our Hopi Old Style Katsinam are carved by hand with the careful eye of a genuine Native Southwestern American Indian artist. Each piece is carved to include the specialized elements of each individual Katsina, just as our full-figure Katsinam capture the unique qualities of each spirit. Many artists have chosen to shift from the strictly traditional carving methods to include detailed hands and feet, while still keeping the overall traditional style. Still carved from the strong but lightweight cottonwood root, the artists may choose to expand their palette with modern paints and painting techniques. However, each color is still carefully chosen to stay true to the representative appearance of the particular Katsina it represents.

Kachina House is happy to be able to offer these beautiful and unique pieces by Native American Hopi artists. As the largest distributor of Native American Indian arts and artifacts in Arizona, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect piece for your collection. If you have questions, we urge you to call us toll free at 866-587-0547 or drop us an email. We always like to hear from our customers.

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SHIPPING NOTE: Our website estimates shipping at 18% of the cost of the item. With Old Style Hopi Katsinam the amount that shows on the invoice is often high. Please be assured that these wonderful pieces of sculpture will be shipped at around the $20.00-$30.00 range for a single piece. Most of our Hopi are shipped USPS Priority Mail; if we are shipping East of the Mississippi River, USPS Express Mail can be the most economical. The United States Post Office does more "hand-holding" of these very fragile pieces.


 


Reclaimed Cedar Plank Hopi Katsinam
Reclaimed Cedar Plank Hopi Katsinam
   
 
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Old Style Hopi Carved Sipikne Traditional Guard Katsina Doll by Cimmaron Grover
Old Style Hopi Carved Sipikne Traditional Guard Katsina Doll
Price: $450.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sipikne Traditional Guard Katsina Doll by Cimmaron Grover
Old Style Hopi Carved Sipikne Traditional Guard Katsina Doll
Price: $450.00 
Old Style Hopi Small River (Tunei-nili) Traditional Water Katsina Doll by Kevin Masawiestewa
Old Style Hopi Carved Small River Traditional Water Katsina Doll
Price: $275.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snake Traditional Katsina Doll by Michael George
Old Style Hopi Carved Snake Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $90.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snipe (Patszro) Traditional Racer Katsina Doll by Larry Melendez
Old Style Hopi Carved Snipe Traditional Racer Katsina Doll
Price: $425.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Dancer Traditional Katsina Doll by Fred Ross
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Dancer Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $525.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll by Kevin Honyouti
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $180.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll by Darance Chimerica
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $165.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll by Larry Melendez
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $175.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll by Larry Melendez
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $150.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll by Orlan Honyumptewa
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Maiden Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $75.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Traditional Katsina Doll by Ryan Gashweseoma
Old Style Hopi Carved Snow Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $350.00 
OOld Style Hopi Carved Squash Traditional Chief Katsina Doll by Mike Jenkins
Old Style Hopi Carved Squash Traditional Chief Katsina Doll
Price: $150.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Star Traditional Katsina Doll by Raynard Lalo
Old Style Hopi Carved Star Traditional Katsina Doll
Price: $450.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sun Snake Traditional Guard Katsina Doll by Kevin Sekakuku
Old Style Hopi Carved Sun Snake Traditional Guard Katsina Doll
Price: $275.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sun Snake Traditional Guard Katsina Doll by Augustine Mowa III
Old Style Hopi Carved Sun Snake Traditional Guard Katsina Doll
Price: $450.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sun Snake Traditional Guard Katsina Doll by Augustine Mowa III
Old Style Hopi Carved Sun Snake Traditional Guard Katsina Doll
Price: $525.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll by Norman Cuch
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll
Price: $150.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface (Tawa) Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll by Wayland Namingha
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll
Price: $450.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll at Kachina House
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll
Price: $450.00 
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface (Tawa) Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll by Raynard Lalo
Old Style Hopi Carved Sunface Traditional Powerful Spirit Katsina Doll
Price: $450.00 
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