Jimmy Koots Sakwatsmana Katsina Doll [SOLD]


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James Kootshongsie, Hopi Pueblo Carver

Sakwatsmana is one of the racing girl Katsinas. She accompanies the runners on Second Mesa, Hopi Pueblo, standing to one side with yucca whips in her hands.

James Kootshongsie (1916-1996) Jimmie Koots is a well-known carver of Katsina dolls in the Santa Fe area because his dolls were featured at a shop called Rare Things by Dutton in downtown Santa Fe for years and years. His full name is James Kootshongsie. He had a fascinating life and we have printed information from the book “Hopi Katsina 1,600 Artist Biographies” by Greg Schaaf. To see this biography, click on the artist’s name just below the picture of the Katsina doll.



- Formerly from the estate of Transcendental artist Florence Pierce of Albuquerque who passed away in 2007 at the age of 89.

- Currently from the collection of a family from Oklahoma

James Kootshongsie, Hopi Pueblo Carver
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