Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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"Bird Buddy"
Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Zuni Horse Fetish

Black marble, black mussel shell, turquoise, coral, orange spiny oyster, sinew. Read about stones
Sterling silver, Read about silver
1 1/4 "
Fernando Laiwakete, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksFernando Laiwakete's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

  Hand made Native American Indian Zuni Horse Fetish

Twin medicine bundle of turquoise, coral, sterling silver and spiny oyster all tied with sinew.

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"Bird Buddy"
Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni
Turquoise Horse Fetish Carving
$65 plus s/h

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Paula says -

"Like we so often see with our horses on pasture, a bird hops on their backs for a ride. This cute colt has a bird buddy that is happily singing!"

Hand made Native American Indian Zuni Horse Fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Hand made Native American Indian Zuni Horse Fetish 

When the light catches the black mussel shell bird just right it turns white!

Hand made Native American Indian Zuni Horse Fetish

Black marble horse with Inlaid turquoise eyes.

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.

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.

Medicine Bundle. Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that can consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. These 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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