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Rain clouds of inlaid turquoise, mother of pearl, and jet. Eyes of inlaid turquoise.
Boone - Zuni
FH414D - "Red Rain"
Paula says - "On one side of this pipestone horse is a group of powerful turquoise rainclouds bringing much needed and treasured rain for the crops and pasture for the horses. At the bottom of the clouds is a line of mother of pearl or Acoma jet with falling rain. The other side of the horse is plain. The eyes are inlaid turquoise."
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. Horse can help us express our magical side. Horse is also known as a symbol of freedom and independence.
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