Native American Jemez Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase
Native American Jemez Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase by Felicia Fragua
The Wedding Vase is an ancient vessel still used in traditional Pueblo wedding ceremonies. Each spout of the vessel represents one of those to be wed. 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. Native American potter and sculptor Felicia Fragua, of Jemez Pueblo New Mexico, handbuilt, carved and handpainted this beautiful wedding vase with its wide loop that connects the two spouts. As an added bonus she added the happy couple to the vase. She did a beautiful job on this vessel.
7.25 in. tall x 5.25 in. wide at spouts