Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Russelll Shack Zuni Horse Table Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

A sleek, powerful horse.
Detailed mane, head, and tail carving.

Material
Length
2 3/4"
Height
1 3/4"
Width
3/8"
Artist
Russell Shack , Zuni
Hallmark
Russell Shack , Zuni
(signed on bottom).

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish  Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

 

Russell Shack Zuni Horse Table Fetish
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Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Hand carving on each side including the mystic hand, and power spots.

Carved from Black Marble with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

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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. 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 Hand

In Native American art, the hand usually represents the presence of man. From the earliest hand imprints on cave walls, the hand depicts a man's work, achievements and his personal history.

When a hand had a swirl in the middle of it, that is said to be the "eye in hand" and represents a mystic, or all-seeing, hand, the presence of the Great Spirit in man.

A Native American's horse was highly honored and often covered in symbols for various purposes. This would vary from tribe to tribe but hand prints were often used in various positions on a horse to mean different things.

The most prized handprint was when preparing for battle, if it was a kill-or-be-killed mission, an upside-down hand would be placed on the warrior's horse.

If a horse knocked down an enemy, right and left hand prints were put on the horse's chest.

The Pat Hand Print was the left hand pressed onto the horse's right hindquarters. It was put on a horse who had returned from a dangerous mission with his master unharmed.

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

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