Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni Horse with Bird Fetish Carving
HK Item #FH351

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Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Lace agate horse with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Materials
Lace agate , turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, shell heishi, sinew,
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Length
3"
Height
2"
Width
5/8"
Hallmark
FL
ZUNI
Artist
Fernando Laiwakete, Zuni

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish with Bird carving

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"Dream Spirit"
Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni
Horse with Bird Fetish - #FH351
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Paula says - "Lace agate is said to promote pleasant dreams and I can see why - just gazing at this misty horse is making my eyes heavy . . .

"Fernando's signature bird on the back is like we often observe on cattle, horses and buffalo."

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Dime in above photo shows scale of this fetish.

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Medicine bundle of turquoise, coral and shell heishi with a mother of pearl bird all tied with sinew.

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish with Bird carving

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.

Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

Lace Agate is believed to provide a calming influence and improve perception and concentration. It is said to be especially useful for preventing insomnia and promoting pleasant dreams.

HORSE - Horse Spirit inspires our dreams, awakens passion, carries us far and fast, and brings us close to our instinctual and authentic nature. Horse enables us to move beyond our limitations and run freely. Spirit or Medicine Horses were and are extremely helpful in guidance, healing, protection and ceremony. Horse represents wisdom, physical power and unearthly power. Horse enables healers to travel in Spirit energy, using Horse to help guide them to the answer. Horses are symbols that can express our magical side. Horses are also seen as symbols of freedom and independence.


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