Delwyn Harvey, a member of the Kachina Crow clan, has been carving Hopi kachinas since 1978. He is self-taught, but related to other highly reputed carvers, such as Nuvadi Dawahoya.
Delwyn carves dead cottonwood root into beautiful, full-bodied kachinas with simple tools, like a pocket knife. His work is characterized by precision and detail. His “dolls” are painted with acrylic colors, carefully applied to represent the kachina as accurately as possible, according to Hopi tradition. Many pieces are carved from one solid chunk of cottonwood root.
HIs award-winning work is collected all over the world.