Native American Zuni Horse Fetish Carving

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Laiwakete Zuni Horse Table Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Made from Serpentine that has magnificent variations.

Eyes are inlaid turquoise.

Rusty - Table Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

There are carved details on both sides.

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Medicine bundle of turquoise and coral.

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Serpentine, coral, turquoise Read about stones
2 1/2"
1 3/4"
3/4" at the medicine bundle
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

Every fetish and every stone is different and has its own unique features. This fetish is made from a stone with rich earth tones making him solid, steady, and full of healing power.

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.

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.

The horse is an animal of freedom and the Horse Fetish has the power of healing, strength and safe movement.

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