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Medicine bundle of jet arrowhead, beads of turquoise and spiny oyster shell, all tied with sinew.
Paula says - "From earthy to sunny to peachy, this horse fetish carving is like life's many changes."
Dime in above photo shows scale of this horse fetish.
Carved from serpentine rock with inlaid eyes of turquoise.
Every fetish and every stone is different and has its own unique features. This fetish is made from a stone with rich earth tones and unique layering making his personality and power really stand out.
What is a Fetish?
A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Read more about fetishes.
Many fetishes have a medicine bundle or adornment tied on the back of the horse that often consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The style and detail of carving varies among artists but usually includes detail on the face, ears, tail and mane. Often the eyes and other spots of adornment on the horse are inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, coral and others. Read more about stones.
The horse is an animal of freedom and the Horse Fetish has the power of healing, strength and safe movement.