Duane Tawahongva was born and continues to live in Mishongnovi. He is self-taught, having learned his craft by watching others,
especially his older brother, Berra.
What he wants people to know about his work: "There is good karma in the symbols I use. Good Spirit is passed on to those who buy
the pieces and wear them." Duane often uses or incorporates designs from local petroglyphs in his work.
His home is a frequent stop on tours departing from the Hopi Cultural Center, where he has the opportunity to
answer questions and share his beliefs about his culture and craft.
This member of the Coyote Clan uses his initials DT as his hallmark.