Mata Ortiz Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase - North American Pottery
Native Pueblo Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase by Cruz Villa
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.
We have over a dozen of these vases with different designs and the mottled clay is different on each one. If you are looking for multiples for an event this would be a vase to choose.