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Carved from a gray piece of serpentine that is mottled with many interesting variegations in the gem stone.
Signed by Zuni artist Tony Laiwakete.
Beautiful stone. beautiful work.
There is a medicine bundle of an Acoma Jet arrowhead and turquoise, coral and white shell heishi.
On one side, there is a beautiful inlaid heart line of Turquoise, Pipestone and Lapis Lazuli.
Carved from Serpentine with inlaid jet eyes.
detail on the mane (both sides) and tail.
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. Read more about fetishes.
Horse. The horse is an animal of freedom and the Horse Fetish has the power of healing, strength and safe movement.
A gemrock with wide diversity in color and character. From green to yellow,
with browns, blues and whites. Can be bi-colored, streaked, mottled, banded or
spotted. It is said to help one find inner peace, calmness, and a long life. It
instills in the bearer a respect for the elderly. It can ward off snake bites.
more about stones.
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.