Native American Navajo Horse Fetish Carving

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Yazzie Appaloosa Horse Table Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish
Blanket on rump is turquoise with inlaid jet spots. Eyes are inlaid turquoise.


Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish

Small Appy - Table Fetish

$35 SOLD

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Jet, turquoise
1 1/8 "

A striking and detailed horse table fetish carved and crafted by Navajo artist David Yazzie.
Signed: "DJY"

There are carved details on both sides.

Every fetish and every stone is different and has its own unique features. This fetish is perfection in every detail and makes for a powerful presence.

Hand made Native American Indian Horse Fetish
There is a Life Line arrow on the horse's face,
running up the bridge of his nose.

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.

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 fetishes.

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

What is Jet?

Acoma Jet or Jet is a solid black type of lignite coal that is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, thus the name Acoma Jet, or Jet for short. It is very popular for carving fetishes. Read more about stones.

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