Pueblo: Hopi and Zuni Pueblo

Jerome is half Hopi and half Zuni and lives at the Zuni Pueblo.  His father, Harold Nequatewa, was Zuni and his mother was from the Hopi Pueblo.   Jerome was brought up learning the culture and customs of both pueblos. He was taught to carve by his father, the late Harold Nequatewa.  Jerome Nequatewa began carving after his high school graduation. Each one of his very detailed katsinam is hand carved. The finishing work is done by using a wood burner and by hand painting each minute detail. On each of the very intricate katsinam he carves, Jerome indicates whether it is a Hopi or a Zuni katsina, since he carves both Hopi and Zuni katsinam.