Navajo Red Clay Laguna Wedding Vase with Elk 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 their lives. The pot is a reflection of the ancient rite. This beautifully etched vase with elk encircling the piece is NOT glazed inside and cannot hold liquid. This vase measures 8 inches tall.
This Navajo vase is authenticated by artist’s signature on bottom of vase.