Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Horse Table Fetish
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Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish carving

Materials
Picasso marble, black mussel shell, turquoise, spiny oyster shell,
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Sinew
Length
2 5/8"
Height
1 1/2"
Width
5/8"
Hallmark
BL
ZUNI
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish carving

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish carving

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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni
Horse Table Fetish - #FH354
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Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish carving

Dime in above photo shows scale of this horse fetish.

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish carving

Carved from Picasso marble with inlaid eyes of turquoise.

Native American Navajo Indian Horse Fetish carving

Medicine bundle of black mussel shell arrowhead, spiny oyster and turquoise nuggets all tied with sinew.

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. Read more about stones.

HORSE - The 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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