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Wedding Vases


The wedding vase has been part of Pueblo life for centuries. The two spouts represent the separate lives of the bride and groom, which are united by the bridge at the top. The groom’s parents provide the wedding vase for use in the ceremony. On the day of the wedding, the vase is filled with holy water and given to the bride. She drinks from one side and the groom drinks from the other. This ceremony is equivalent to the exchanging of wedding bands.

The wedding vases presented here are meant to be used for display only and make wonderful wedding and anniversary gifts. Ceremonial pottery is considered sacred and is only made and given as gifts among tribal members. The pottery must be fired in a certain way to be hardened against water permeation, or otherwise sealed using pine pitch or wax.





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Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Mida Tafoya


Stone polished and hand coiled black-ware pottery carved with a traditional Ananyu water serpent design. Signed by the artist.


8 1/2" Tall, 5 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $675.00 / Your Price: $495.00


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Santa Clara Pueblo Wedding Vase


by Linda Askan


Linda is Summer Clan at Santa Clara Pueblo. She graduated from Espanola High School and also attended the Institute of American Indian Arts. Linda worked as a Respiratory Therapy Technician before she became a full-time potter. Her native Tewa name, given by her grandmother Adelaide (Lala) Sisneros, is "Jo Povi" which means "cactus flower." Both her grandmother and her mother, Marie Sisneros Askan were instrumental in teaching Linda how to create pottery in the traditional way. Although both women have since passed away, they are listed as Active Potters in the book Santa Clara Pottery Today, which published in 1975. Linda's father Andy Askan passed away in the summer of 1999. Signed by the artist.


6 3/8" Tall, 4 1/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $300.00 / Your Price: $225.00


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Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery


by Vickie Martinez


Vickie specializes in the traditional handmade black and red Santa Clara pottery. She gathers her own natural pigments (clay) from the hills within the Santa Clara Pueblo. Vickie hand coils, shapes, carves, fires and polishes her pottery using all traditional methods. Vickie was quoted as saying: “I find etching a very challenging and rewarding experience, which I am enjoying thoroughly.” Vickie signs her pottery as: Vickie Martinez, Santa Clara Pueblo.


9 3/4" Tall, 5 1/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $895.00 / Your Price: $690.00


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Zuni Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase

 

by Agnes Peynetsa


This wedding vase was hang coiled and painted by Zuni artist, Agnes Peynetsa. Signed by the artist.

 

4 3/8" Tall, 2 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $100.00 / Your Price: $75.00


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Acoma Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Augustine

 

This hand coiled wedding vase features beautifully painted repeating patterns on both sides in classic Acoma colors. The base is signed Augustine by the artist.


9" Tall, 7 5/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $395.00 / Your Price: $295.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Westly Begaye

 

Westly was born into the Navajo Nation in 1965. He was taught by his long time companion, Marie Francis Vallo, an Acoma potter who is the mother of Leland, Kim and Thomas Vallo. Westly's work is a fusing of Navajo and Acoma traditions. He has developed his own unique style, giving his pots an amazing contemporary flare.


Westly is well known for his beautiful parrot, flute player and lizard designs. He continues to grow as an artist and is gaining in popularity among mainstream collectors. He signs his work as Westly B or W/B along with the name of the design and the year. This piece is pour molded.


8 1/4" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $300.00 / Your Price: $225.00


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Jemez Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Juanita Fragua


Juanita Fragua is one of the foremost potters responsible for the renaissance pottery. She has been making traditional pottery for over 25 years, beginning at a time when sun-dried poster-painted pottery was the norm at Jemez Pueblo. Her beautiful stone-polished pottery has brought her recognition and blue ribbons at shows all over the country. She also has two very talented potting daughters: Glendora Fragua and B J Fragua. This piece is signed.


8 3/4" Tall, 5" Wide


Suggested Retail $260.00 / Your Price: $195.00


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Horsehair Pottery High Loop Wedding Vase


by Tom Vail


Signed by the Navajo artist Tom Vail. The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then completely etched by hand. Etched designs will vary on each piece.


10 1/2" Tall


Suggested Retail $80.00 / Your Price: $60.00


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Horsehair Pottery Large Wedding Vase


by Tom Vail


Signed by the Navajo artist Tom Vail. The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then completely etched by hand. Etched designs will vary on each piece.


8 1/4" Tall


Suggested Retail $80.00 / Your Price: $60.00


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Horsehair Pottery Medium Wedding Vase


by Tom Vail


Signed by the Navajo artist Tom Vail. The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then completely etched by hand. Etched designs will vary on each piece.


7 3/4" Tall


Suggested Retail $54.00 / Your Price: $40.00


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Horsehair Pottery Small Wedding Vase


Signed by the Navajo artist Tom Vail. The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then completely etched by hand. Etching will vary slightly with each piece.


6" Tall


Suggested Retail $34.00 / Your Price: $26.00


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