Mata Ortiz Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase--XL


Native Puebloan Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase by Rocio Silveira

This Wedding Vase was handbuilt and handpainted by Mata Ortiz resident Rocio Silveira. 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. This ceremonial piece is a beautiful example of the pottery of Mata Ortiz as well as the skill of Rocio. Pottery stand included.


14.75 in. tall in stand x 7 in. dia.


Rocio Silveira--1646

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