Title: Sikyahote/A’hote (“Yellow Star” katsina)
Maker: Howard H.
Materials: wood, grass/hay, string, feathers, animal fur, paint
Signed?: Yes. “Fewkes -XXXVII, Ahote, Howard H. 2nd Mesa, pavlovi” (maybe
The headdress worn by this katsina indicates that it was possibly inspired by
Plains warriors. May appear in Mixed Katsina Dances, the Bean Dance
Procession, and the Plaza Dance. He is considered to be a good hunter (Wright,
Hopi Kachinas: The Complete Guide to Collecting Kachina Dolls, 114). This
katsina might appear blue (Sakwa) or yellow (Sikya). Has been known to carry
roasted or boiled corn to give out to the audience during his performance.
(Wright, Kachinas: a Hopi artist’s documentary, 170)