The wedding vase has been part of a long-standing tradition in Pueblo culture. While used as a ceremonial marker today, the wedding vase was once an integral part of the sacred ceremony of union. The two spouts of the vase represent the two families while the handle, which bridges the gap between spouts, represents the families coming together as one. This wedding vase was hand coiled, painted, and polished by well-known Jemez artist Juanita Fragua. Her designs depict images of good harvest, rain, and feathers, which are symbolic of the need for growth, nourishment, and prayer in what she considers to be a strong union. The vessel is signed on the bottom by Juanita. 8″ tall x 5 5/8″ wide.
**Disclaimer** These unglazed vessels cannot hold water for long periods of time without sustaining damage and are not designed for ceremonial use.