Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Laiwakete Zuni Horse Table Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Carved from a wonderful piece of Dolomite
that has almost a wood grain to it.

Material
Dolomite, Jet, Penn Shell, Turquoise, Spiny Oyster
Length
2 1/2"
Height
1 3/4"
Width
1/2" at the medicine bundle
Hallmark
B L Zuni
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

There is a medicine bundle of a Jet arrowhead
and Penn Shell heishi with Turquoise and
Spiny Oyster nuggets.

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On both sides there is a natural heart line right within the stone from the mouth to the tip of the arrowhead.

This is the first piece we have seen like this and that the Zuni artist, Bernard Laiwakete, incorporated the stone's natural feature into a powerful symbol makes a wonderful connection.

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Beautiful flecking on mane, tail and forelock.

Inlaid brownish eyes.

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

This is a truly special fetish carving.

Laiwakete Zuni Horse Fetish
Natural Heart

$60

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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. Although carved from many types of rock, fishrock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle or adornment tied on the back of the horse that often consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The style and detail of carving varies among artists but usually includes detail on the face, ears, tail and mane. Often the eyes and other spots of adornment on the horse are inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, coral and others. Read more about stones.

The horse is an animal of freedom and the Horse Fetish has the power of healing, strength and safe movement.

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.


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