Native American Zuni Indian Horse Fetish Carving

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   "Red Pony"   
Gabe Burns - Zuni Horse Fetish
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Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Pipestone, turquoise
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1 5/8"
1/2 "
G B   Zuni
Gabe Burns, Zuni

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

  Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

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"Red Pony"
Gabe Burns - Zuni
Pipestone Horse Fetish - FH365


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Paula says - "Red Pony is a tiny pipestone horse with turquoise eyes and a turquoise arrowhead medicine bundle. Etched patterns on both sides make this a truly special horse."

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Dime above shows scale of horse.

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Carved from pipestone with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Turquoise arrowhead medicine bundle tied with sinew.

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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.

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 known as symbols of freedom and independence.

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.

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.

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