A Hopi Snake Dancer by Lowell Talashoma Jr. This piece is carved out of cottonwood root. It is left plain which the artist does purposely to appreciate the wood tone. Lowell is the son of Lowelle Talashoma Sr. His father was a well known carver at this time and won many awards for his work. This measures 15 inches in height, 7 1/2 inches at the widest. The Snake Dancer isn't a katsina. The Snake Dancer Ceremonial is held on the odd days during the month of August. This piece won 1st place and is Best in Class at Gallup Ceremonial in 1982. The signature is on the base. It is in good shape.