Award-winning Hopi Katsina Carver, Dennis Tewa, who passed on in 2013, was highly regarded for capturing motion in his work by collectors and other carvers.
And in “Blue Ahote” he didn’t disappoint. The “Ahote” originated from the Plains Indians, but was adopted into the Hopi culture. Typically, he comes in either yellow or blue and is presumed to be a good hunter. His long and trailing eagle feather headdress resembles those of Plains Indian. The “Ahote” appears in the Mixed Dance and the Plaza Dance during Hopi Ceremonies.