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Rain clouds of inlaid turquoise, pipestone, and mother of pearl.
$95 plus s/h
Paula says - "On one side of this jet black horse is a group of powerful turquoise rainclouds bringing much needed and treasured rain for the crops and pasture for the horses. At the bottom of the clouds is a line of pipestone with falling rain of turquoise and mother of pearl. On the other side of the horse is a lightening bolt heart line of pipestone and turqoise. The eyes are inlaid turquoise."
Turquoise inlaid eyes.
Heart line of inlaid pipestone and turquoise.
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.
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. Horse can help us express our magical side. Horse is also known as a symbol of freedom and independence.
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.
Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read about stones