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Native American Navajo Red Clay Wedding Vase–Small Hi-Loop
Native American Navajo Red Clay Small Hi Loop Wedding Vase by Elaine Begay
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 drink 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 beautifully etched vase with its southwestern desert colors is NOT glazed inside and cannot hold liquid. Signed by the artist.