Jemez potter Juanita Fragua, at over 80 years of age, is still creating stunning pottery in the traditional way: hand-picking clay, hand coiling and shaping her pieces, and painting by hand with natural pigments. This gorgeous vase is no exception, featuring a beautifully symmetrical form, step pattern openings, and lovely, traditional hand painted designs in turquoise, red, grey, and black. The vase is painted only on the front and sides, with the back showcasing the piece’s buff background, polished to a nice shine. Painted designs along the front and sides of the vase include feather patterns, corn stalks, and cloud and rain designs. Additional geometric patterns are painted along the handle of the piece, which connects the two openings and is symbolic of two people connecting to become one in marriage. 8 1/4″ tall x 4 3/4″ wide.