Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni Horse with Bird Fetish Carving
HK Item #FH398

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Authentic Native American Zuni Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Travertine horse with inlaid turquoise eyes and heartline.

Materials
Travertine, turquoise, lapis, charoite, coral and shell heishi, mother of pearl, sinew,
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Length
2 1/2"
Height
1 5/8"
Width
3/4"
Hallmark
FL
ZUNI
Artist
Fernando Laiwakete, Zuni

Authentic Native American Zuni Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Authentic Native American Zuni Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Authentic Native American Zuni Horse Fetish with Bird carving

"Song of Three Coats"
Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni
Horse with Bird Fetish
FH398 - $95
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Paula says - "Fernando's signature bird on the horse's back is like we often observe here out west on cattle, horses and buffalo.

"This horse is carved from an amazing piece of stone - hard to believe it is one piece! The front of the horse has horizontal grain, the middle is solid with no grain, and at the rear is a vertical stripe like marble. The turquoise bird sings praise of this amazing horse with three coats."

Authentic Native American Zuni Horse Fetish with Bird carving

Dime in above photo shows scale of this fetish.

Authentic Native American Zuni Horse Fetish with Bird carving

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

Authentic Native American Zuni Horse Fetish with Bird carving

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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.

Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

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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