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Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Navajo Wedding Vase


Hand made on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. All of our pottery pieces are hand made and therefore individual and unique. The design concepts incorporate Aboriginal heritage, customs and beliefs.

Buffalo was the most important animal for Plains Tribes, most famously the Sioux. Buffalo were crucial to the survival of the Sioux because from the Buffalo came food, clothing, tools and shelter. The Buffalo symbolizes strength, prosperity and happiness.

The Wedding Vase is used in traditional Navajo Wedding ceremonies in the American Southwest. The vase is filled with water . The Bride drinks from one side, then the Groom from the opposite side. The arch between the two spouts signifies the union between the two people and the two families, joined forever in the marriage, The arch and the spouts form a ring, the symbol of eternity.

Measures 7.5"H, 5.5"W.  Made using clay, twine, feathers, wooden beads, hand painted. 


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