Todd Talashoma (ca 1950 - )

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Todd Talashoma (ca 1950 - ) Signature

In the 1980s and 1990s, I made bi-weekly trips to the Hopi Reservation to purchase katsina dolls from specific carvers.  One carver whose dolls I particularly liked was Lowell Talashoma who lived in the village of Shongopavi.  Eventually, Lowell introduced me to his younger brother, Todd, who lived in the village of Moenkopi.  I discovered that Todd was producing exceptional carvings but they were not like those of his brother.



Lowell was slim and his carvings portrayed slim images.  Todd Talashoma was a beefy person, not fat, just beefy, and his carvings mirrored his body style.  I found it interesting that each of them carved in the likeness of their own body styles.

~Alexander E. Anthony, Jr.


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