Nuvadi Dawahoya, from Hopi’s Second Mesa, began carving in 1995 and produces his work from cottonwood roots and a variety of sharp knives. The wood he carves is sanded smoothly and textured with a wood burner. He then seals and paints his work, adding dimension and texture to each of his pieces.
Nuvadi Dawahoya has amassed a large number of awards including awards from Indian Arts and Crafts Association show, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Albuquerque Indian Market. Coveted by collectors today, Nuvadi Dawahoya’s work is destined to appreciate in value in the future.