Old Style Hopi Carved Pot Carrier Traditional Katsina Doll
Old Style Hopi Carved Pot Carrier Traditional Katsina Doll by Gene Lalo
Pot Carrier (Sivu-i-quil Taka) has many names. He can be known also by Talakin, Malachpeta and Malatsmo (Hand Katsina). He is sometimes seen carrying a pot by a strap that goes over his forehead, though sometimes he carries the pot with the strap around his shoulder. He always has a white handprint covering his face. When he appears as a runner he is called Matia.
10 in. tall