HK Item #FF363 
"Black Eagle"
Herbert Halate, Zuni

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Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Herbert Halate of Acoma jet

jet, turquoise, Read about stones
4 1/2" long
1 1/8" tall
3/4" wide
inscribed: H HALATE ZUNI
Herbert Halate, Zuni

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Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksHerbert Halate's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Herbert Halate of Acoma jet

Herbert Halate, Zuni
"Black Eagle"

#FF363 - $75 SOLD

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Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Herbert Halate of Acoma jet

Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Herbert Halate of Acoma jet

Authentic Turquoise Eagle Fetish by Zuni Herbert Halate

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

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What is an Animal Fetish?

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationA 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 turquoise, jet and coral.
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What is a Fetish Heart Line?

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.

What is a Fetish Medicine Bundle?

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied onto the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be an offering to the fetish, to used evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

About the Eagle Spirit

The eagle is a symbol of power, healing and wisdom. The eagle represents enlightenment reached through inner work, understanding and reclaiming our personal power. Tenacity, clear vision and patience, living in balance with Spirit and Earth. Eagle connects one with Great Spirit, the Great Mystery, opening the soul to greater healing. It tells you that the universe is giving you the opportunity to fly above your life's worldly levels, or above the shadow of past realities, granting yourself permission to be free in order to reach all the joy that your heart desires and Spirit requires.

About Acoma Jet

Acoma jet is a solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

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