Hand-carved from a beautiful piece of Southwestern onyx, this gorgeous horse fetish was designed by Zuni artist Bernard Laiwakete, who lives in western New Mexico. On one side of the horse, a turquoise heart-line has been placed into the onyx, extending from the horse’s mouth to belly. Both its eyes are composed of turquoise as well. This fetish is in wonderful vintage condition and comes with a dark red storage pouch.
This little fetish can guide the student of spiritual pursuits in two ways: first, through the totem teacher it represents (Horse), and second, through the healing vibrations of the gemstone from which the image has been carved (Onyx).
Some of the spiritual lessons that Horse teaches are:
- Quintessential symbol of friendship and partnership.
- Powerful and healthy symbiosis: dependability, trustworthiness, respect and harmony.
- Free-flowing intuition.
- Wild and rampant creativity and ingenuity.
- Strength and stamina to convert supposed burdens into actual victories.
Our tribal elders teach us that Cousin Horse is the example of joy and beauty that emanates from a special friendship or bonding that is based on the sacred intent of bringing well-being to the people.
As for Onyx, some of its spiritual, healing properties include:
- Inner strength, endurance and persistence.
- Enhancement of one’s core vitality (especially beneficial for body builders).
- Fundamental lesson of emotional neutrality.
- Clear understanding and appreciation of dream experiences.
- Physical stimulation and strengthening of the feet, ankles, and knees.
When meditating with this potent totem carving, the challenge, of course, is to blend the universal teachings of the Horse with the healing energies of the Onyx. We recommend exploring the vibrations of this fetish while meditating in a wide and open space such as a farm field or prairie in order to experience the exuberant energies intrinsic to this fetish.
This onyx horse with heart-line fetish so beautifully carved by Bernard Laiwakete would make an ideal gift for a loved one in need of its teachings and healing properties, for someone who has created a prayer wheel in her/his special meditation space or room, or for a collector of gemstones or tribal artifacts.