Arvin Saufkie, of the Coyote Clan, was born in Tuba City, Arizona. He lives on the Hopi Reservation where he learned kachina doll carving from his uncles and brothers. Arvin has been working on his craft since he was eighteen years old.
He is known for kachina dolls that feature considerable detail and portray vivid movement. Arvin’s brother, Murphy Saufkie, is also a very fine kachina doll carver.