Tyson Nequatewa

My name is Tyson Nequatewa.   I am 62 years old and a native of the Hopi tribe and village of Hotevilla, Arizona.  I was born in Winslow, Arizona on April 18, 1949.  I reside in Zuni , New Mexico with my wife Doris.  Together my wife Doris and I have combined our children with 2 sons, Bryson Nequatewa  and Byron Shelendewa, and 1 daughter, Violet Richards, and 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson. 

I have learned to carve by watching generations of carvers in my family.  I began carving at the the age of 19 and have been carving for a little over 40 years.   At one point I worked for the Zuni B.I.A. Forestry and carved off and on.  Since then I have become a full time carver and artist.  I started out carving full figured Kachina dolls with arms and legs, painting them slightly different than how I do now.  As of the present time, I carve and paint Kachina sculptures of different kinds except that now my carvings are symbolized by corn bodies which makes my art very unique.  Many times people I come in contact with think that the corn looks very real.  I enjoy creating my art pieces, making every one original in its own way.

 

Some of the many awards and accomplishments received in the days of my carving include;

  1. 2008-Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial -3rd Place
  2. 2007-Santa Fe Indian Market-2nd Place
  3. 2006-Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial-1st Place
  4. 2003-Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial-1st Place
  5. 2002-Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial-2nd & 3rd Place

 

Thank you for your support!

Tyson Nequatewa

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CROW MOTHER KACHINA by HAROLD NEQUATEWA - HOPI NATIVE AMERICAN
The Crow Mother (Angwusnasomtaka) is the mother of all kachinas. She protects them and sends pray..
$400.00
LARGE BUTTERFLY KACHINA by TYSON NEQUATEWA - HOPI NATIVE AMERICAN
Masterpiece from award winning Hopi artist Tyson Nequatewa - Large Butterfly Kachina. Meticu..
$1,500.00
MORNING KACHINA by JEROME NEQUATEWA - HOPI NATIVE AMERICAN
Colorful Morning Kachina by Hopi artist Jerome Nequatewa. Hand carved from the root of the Co..
$90.00
SUN FACE KACHINA by TYSON NEQUATEWA - HOPI NATIVE AMERICAN
Magnificent Sun Face Kachina from award winning Hopi Artist Tyson Nequatewa. Hand carved from..
$1,600.00
HOPI KACHINA DANCING IN THE SNOW  ORNAMENT by TYSON NEQUATEWA - HOPI NATIVE AMERICAN
Unique and beautiful Kachina ornament by award winning Hopi artist Tyson Nequatewa. Kachina i..
$148.00