Raynard Lalo

  • Hopi
  • Jewelry - Traditional Form
  • Pueblo Wooden Carvings

Raynard Lalo is a traditional Hopi kachina carver from the Third Mesa village of Hotevilla in Arizona. His hallmark is a half spider web, symbolic of the maternal clan to which he belongs: the Spider Clan. The Spider Clan is responsible for many of the most important ceremonies and ritual paraphernalia on the Hopi Third Mesa village of Hotevilla.

Raynard’s work is instantly recognizable because of his fine craftsmanship and natural, muted painting style. Collectors, both novice and expert, are fascinated by Raynard’s combination of design principles, skilled woodworking, and bold use of color.

Raynard (whose Hopi name is Tawma, meaning “singer”) has been creating traditional kachina carvings since the age of 15. Raynard’s kachina carvings have won numerous awards in art shows throughout the West. Raynard has taken prizes at the Heard Museum’s Indian Market, the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Hopi Festival, and the Santa Fe Indian Market, to name a few. Raynard’s carvings are collected by people from around the world and he has a large and dedicated following of collectors across the United States, in Japan, and Europe.

Sample of Work

Deer katsina

Deer katsina

12" tall, 3" wide, and 3" in diameter

Pueblo Wooden Carvings

Broadface whipper katsina

Broadface whipper katsina

18" tall, 4" wide (7" wide including feathers), and 3" in diameter

Pueblo Wooden Carvings

Four horn katsina

Four horn katsina

13" tall, 3" wide, and 3" in diameter

Pueblo Wooden Carvings

Sugilite and turquoise necklace and earring set

Sugilite and turquoise necklace and earring set

23" in circumference for the necklace, 3" long for the earrings; each bead is appro x imately 3/8" wide

Jewelry - Traditional Form

Lapis lazuli and turquoise necklace and earring set

Lapis lazuli and turquoise necklace and earring set

20" in circumference for the necklace, 2" long for the earrings; each bead is appro x imately 3/8" wide

Jewelry - Traditional Form

Lapis lazuli necklace and earring set

Lapis lazuli necklace and earring set

22" in circumference for the necklace, 3" long for the earrings; each bead is appro x imately 3/8" wide

Jewelry - Traditional Form