Tribal Affiliation: Hopi


Marlin Honhongva was born into the Badger and Butterfly Clan of Hopi. He began his art career as a carver of wonderful katsina and has been in exhibitions since 2004.

His very talented award winning family influenced his interest in carving: He was born to Sherian Honhongva (jeweler) and Orrin Honhongva. He is the brother of Lloyd Honhongva (carver) and Rachel Honhongva; nephew of Wilmer Kaye (carver) and Wilford Kay (carver).He is also the grandnephew of that magisterial jeweler, the late Charles Loloma.

Marlon is now moving his carving talents into creating one of a kind beautiful jewelry, which is very detailed and finished.  He is winning numerous awards at juried competitions such as Cherokee Indian Market and Santa Fe Indian Market.