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Victor Trujillo

A masterful carver, Victor Trujillo often combines more than one kachina in a vignette. Victor carves in the traditional way, but with a distinctive, graceful, contemporary style.
His mother is Lakota and his father Tewa from the Ohkay Owinghe Pueblo. Today Victor lives with his family at the Laguna Pueblo.

When asked how he began carving, he tells us us that his is totally self taught. He always loved kachinas, and says that one day he went to Old Town in Albuquerque and spent the day studying kachinas in the stores, and then went home and started carving. He only had an xacto knife in his drawer, and that is still his preferred tool.