Mata Ortiz Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase with Lizards


Native Pueblo Handbuilt and Handpainted Wedding Vase with Lizards by Gloria Hernandez

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 lizards scampering all across the vase. The lizard helps us remember our dreams and focus on our visions. Pottery ring included.


8.5 in. tall


Gloria Hernandez--8076

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