Flora Naranjo (1914-2000) - Santa Clara Redware Wedding Vase, Circa 1980
Acquired from a private collector out of Arizona. He acquired ...
moreFlora Naranjo (1914-2000) - Santa Clara Redware Wedding Vase, Circa 1980
Acquired from a private collector out of Arizona. He acquired it at an estate sale in Green Valley, Arizona in 2013. This pot is in excellent condition. It does have some very minor surface wear which is expected. Santa Clara Pueblo is located 26 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Clara potters have been making a highly polished blackware since the late 19th century. Sara Fina Tafoya (1863-1949) is credited with developing the deep carving now characteristic of much Santa Clara pottery and which was carried on by her daughter Margaret.
Potters at Santa Clara also make redware (carved and un-carved), polychrome buff and red ware and imaginative figurines. The wedding vase is used in many southwestern Native American wedding ceremonies. The vase is given to the bride, who then drinks from one of the spouts. She turns it around and gives it to the groom, who drinks from the other spout. This action unites them as one. Throughout their married life, the vase is treasured by the couple. Should one of them pass away, the other person will give the vase to another couple known with a happily married life. The wedding vase is protected always, as it is never broken or destroyed. In the southwest, wedding vases are frequently given and deeply appreciated. less
4.5ʺW × 4.5ʺD × 7.5ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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