Ariel Benally Navajo Pottery Wedding Vase
Artist: Navajo Potter Ariel Benally
Medium: Etched clay fired with horsehair leaving unique patterns, painted with colored slips of clay
Size: 4 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W
Prayer feather pattern, with rain, water, bluffs, and Bear fetish center
The wedding vase is used in a traditional wedding ceremony. Holy water is placed in the vessel by a Priest or Shaman. The bride partakes of the holy water from one spout, the groom the other, uniting them as one.