Mata Ortiz Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase


Native Pueblo Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase by Ruth Cota Renteria

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 their lives. The pot is a reflection of the ancient rite. This ceremonial piece is beautifully handpainted with with geometric patterns. Pottery ring included.


7 in. tall


Ruth Cota Renteria--2881

In stock
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