This wedding vase has designs all around it, see different photos. It is 8" tall. Signed on the bottom by M & D Chinana, Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. Does not hold water.
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 holy water or 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. It is glazed on the outside but does not hold water. Navajo made