Elmer Yungotsuna Fine Hopi/Tewa Katsina Carving
Yungotsuna Katsina Carvings
Tewa/Hopi Katsina Dolls and Earrings
1008 Alvarado Dr, Apt 22, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Selected Carvings

Elmer Yungotsuna is Tewa/Hopi from 1st Mesa and has been carving katsinas since 1989. He is self-taught and exclusively uses hand tools in carving his traditional katsina dolls and earrings from cottonwood root. Elmer has participated in native art shows across the country, including prestigious markets in Santa Fe--Indian Market and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Native Treasures Art Market, and in Phoenix--the Heard Museum Indian Market and the Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market.   He has won numerous awards for his carvings, including best of show at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Yungotsuna has twice given lectures and carving demonstrations at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM. At least two museums have his katsina dolls in their collections: the Gallup Cultural Center in Gallup, NM and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Notably, he was commissioned to carve a katsina doll for the Emperor of Japan for his birthday.

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