Native American Hopi Carved Left Handed Hunter Katsina Doll
Native American Hopi Carved Left Handed Hunter Katsina Doll by Marlin Pinto (1957-2021)
The Left-Handed Katsina (Siyangephoya) is said by some to be derived from the Hualapai Indians. He carries his gear opposite of regular Katsinam (he must use his right hand rather than his left to draw an arrow from the quiver). This Katsina moves with strange bobbings and little mincing steps. Despite his odd behavior he is an excellent hunter and some consider him quite powerful. In carvings he is often shown holding an eagle or with a deer draped over his shoulder demonstrating his hunting prowess. Marlin did a wonderful job on this carving; one can feel the power in this Katsina figure.
11 in. tall