Mata Ortiz Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase - Native American Pottery
Native Pueblo Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase by Cesar Bugarini
The Wedding Vase is an ancient vessel still used in traditional Pueblo wedding ceremonies. One spout of the vessel represents the husband and the other the wife. The looped handle represents the unity achieved with marriage. The space created within the loop represents the circle of life. In the traditional ceremony, the couple drinks nectar (prepared by the medicine man) from the spouts to represent the blending of their lives. The pot is a reflection of the ancient rite. This wonderful vase has the beautiful black mirror-like background and is painted with ancient patterns in natural pigments. This beautiful vase has its own custom matching clay stand.