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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Horse Fetish
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Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Materials
onyx, turquoise, Read about stones
Length
3 "
Height
1 5/8"
Width
3/8"
Hallmark
inscribed: BL  ZUNI
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

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"Smiley Two Hearts"
Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni
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Paula says - "This black horse has two heart lines that join across the mouth - looks to me like a big smile!"

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Indian Horse Fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Eyes and two heart lines of inlaid turquoise.

What is an Animal Fetish?

Native American Jewelry and Fetish Carving BooksA fetish is a carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Fetishes are carved from many types of stone, wood, antler, shell and other materials. Often the eyes and spots of adornment, called power spots, inset pieces of contrasting stones such as double Horse Fetish Carving of fishrock and turquoise, jet and coral.
Read more about fetishes.


About the Spirit of the 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.

What Does a Heart Line Represent?

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.

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