Although he grew up away from Hopiland, when he returned, Lowell Talashoma completely embraced and regained his cultural identity and became one of the most revered Hopi carvers. He adhered to strictly traditional methods in creating his katsina dolls. There is a certain softness to the work, making his dolls seem ethereal but the details are precisely correct. Wearing her maiden’s shawl, this snow katsina maiden is carrying her music makers, a rasp and deer scapula bone in her left hand along with a sprig of evergreen; and a gourd in her right. She has carved wooden turquoise and coral jacklas in her ears.
Maker: Lowell Talashoma
Materials: Cottonwood root and paint
Dimensions: 13″ H including the base