Navajo Red Clay Wedding Vase with Butterflies by Marshalene Bennett
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 butterflies encircling the entire piece is NOT glazed inside and cannot hold liquid. This vase measures 8 inches tall.
This Navajo pottery is authenticated by the artist’s signature on bottom of vase.