Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Lloyd Lasiloo

Materials
leopard jasper, turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Length
1 1/2"
Height
1 1/8"
Width
1/2"
Hallmark
inscribed mark is unreadable
Artist
likely Lloyd Lasiloo, Zuni

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Lloyd Lasiloo

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Lloyd Lasiloo

Medicine bundle consists of a coral arrowhead with a broken corner, turquoise nugget and coral heishi all tied with sinew.

"Broken Arrow"
Lloyd Lasiloo - Zuni
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Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Lloyd Lasiloo

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Lloyd Lasiloo

Eyes of inlaid turquoise.

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Lloyd Lasiloo

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What is a Fetish?

Native American Jewelry and Fetish Carving BooksA 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.


What is the Spirit of the Horse?

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 seen as symbols of freedom and independence.


What is a 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.


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