Wayland Namingha Jr.

Wayland Namingha Jr. is Bear clan from the Hopi village of Kykotsmovi. He started carving kachina dolls in 2009 and his incredible talent was clear when at the first show he entered his carvings in (The Hopi Tuhisma market) he won 1st and 2nd place. Since then he has won numerous awards for his kachina dolls at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Heard Museum and the Santa Fe Indian Market. Some of his favorite dolls to carve are Dawa, Badger and Hemis Katsina.