Hilili by Orlan Honyumptewa
This katsina doll is carved by Orlan Honyumptewa from Moenkopi.
He is 10 1/2 inches tall and 13 inches tall overall.
This katsina is signed by Orlan, and I purchased him from Orlan directly.
Hiilili is a whipper katsina, guard or security figure whose family appears during the Powamuya, Angk’wa and the summer day katsina dances. Dressed in the Snake Dancer‘s costume, he is a very spirited dancer. The Koyemsimu sing to them when they perform in group dances during Angk'wa.
Hiilili vary a great deal and are very collectable for this reason.