Henry Shelton

Pachavuin Mana

13" total height

Hopi Pachavuin Mana is also known as the female Hemis Kachin Mana - whereas all other katsinam are portrayed by men, if masked, her figure is truly a woman. Hemis Kachin Mana appears on Second Mesa, they bring the beans sprouts, corn sprouts and grass to a village harvest. The crowd is usually lead by Chief Kachinas and Village Chiefs to perform certian rites and wait for the given signal to leave.

Henry Shelton, who’s Hopi name is Ho-ya’oma, translated to Arrow Carrying, is from the village of Oraibi on Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation. His father was Peter Shelton, Sr. and his brother is Peter Shelton, Jr. both of whom were carvers of katsina dolls.

Henry attended the Santa Fe Indian School from 1944 to 1949. His awards and exhibitions are too numerous to mention here. He devoted much of his life to creating katsina dolls, paintings, and sculptures.

He is in collections of the Smithsonian, Museum of Northern Arizona, Kansas State Historical Society, Denver Art Museum and Heard Museum and many private collections. His work is eagerly sought.

Gallery Price: $450.00

Sale: $360.00
(plus sh/han)

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