HOPI KATSINA – WILMER KAYE – “DEER DANCER”
Wilmer Kaye was born in 1952 and is a member of the Badger/Butterfly Clan. He was taught to carve by his Uncle, Willard Loloma, while he was still in high school (1965). He is the nephew of famed jewelry maker, Charles Loloma. Mr. Kaye uses only a pocket knife to work his Katsinas. This “Deer Dancer” is signed by Wilmer Kaye, with his address in Polacca, AZ. Wilmer works on one Katsina at a time so he can concentrate on that one piece. His works are found in many nationally recognized museums and in upscale Native American art galleries. Mr. Kaye was chosen to work as an exhibitor in the National Indian Museum in Washington, D.C. some years ago. He is extremely well known in this field of Native American Art.