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  • This Chaveo Kachina or Katsina was made by Ferris Satala who also goes by the name Spike.  This type of old style doll is also known as an ogre.
  • Here's another shot of the Kachina from farther away showing off the horse hair, bird feathers and natural pigment paint used.
  • Detail of the face from the front with the horsehair moved to the side.
  • Detail shot of the face from the side.  You can see the two half circle shapes on the cheek.  This is a friendship symbol.
  • Close up of the feather attached to the ear.
  • This is the back of the head.
  • Detail of the small leather bag with shells attached to it.
  • Detail of the large shell on the bag.

Old Style Chaveo Kachina

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Ferris “Spike” Satala

Ferris Satala is more famously known as “Spike”. It is by this alias that he signs his kachinas. He was born to the Bear clan in 1965 and has been carving for 34 years. His father and grandfather taught him how to carve dolls. He currently lives in Winslow, Arizona. He has recently discovered that there’s a whole new generation of young carvers working in the traditional style. His biggest challenge when carving is time. His dolls are very unique in nature, as soon as you see one you know the carver is Spike. “From the feet, in life and art I have to take small steps. The body is long, Hopis, Myself pray for a long life. The arms are long, skinny and fragile, that’s how we as humans don’t realize life is fragile. The head is rather large, a reminder to me! Watch my ego, it can destroy an artist fast.” Spike’s dolls are all signed with the mark below:

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Wright, Barton. Kachinas: A Hopi Artist's Documentary. Flagstaff: Northland Publishing, 1973. Print.

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