Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni Horse with Bird Fetish
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Authentic Native American Indian Horse with Bird Fetish carving by Zuni Fernando Laiwakete

Materials
banded serpentine , turquoise, coral, lapis, shell, Read about stones
Sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
2 1/2"
Height
2 1/8"
Width
5/8"
Hallmark
inscribed: FL
ZUNI
Artist
Fernando Laiwakete, Zuni

Authentic Native American Indian Horse with Bird Fetish carving by Zuni Fernando Laiwakete

Medicine bundle consists of coral, turquoise and shell heishi; lapis and shell beads; and a black mussel shell bird with inlaid jet eyes all tied with sinew.

Authentic Native American Indian Horse with Bird Fetish carving by Zuni Fernando Laiwakete

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Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni
Horse with Bird Fetish

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Authentic Native American Indian Horse with Bird Fetish carving by Zuni Fernando Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Indian Horse with Bird Fetish carving by Zuni Fernando Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Indian Horse with Bird Fetish carving by Zuni Fernando Laiwakete

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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.

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.

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.

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.

 


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