Native American Wedding Vases
Largest Selection of Native American Wedding Vases Anywhere!


Believed to have originated in South America, the wedding vase has been a part of Pueblo life for centuries. The graceful spouts represent two separate lives. The bridge at the top part of the vessel unites these separate lives together as one. The future husband's parents provide the wedding vase in Indian ceremonies. This happens two weeks before marriage and is a very festive time. Gifts and advice are given to the bride and groom as they prepare to establish their new home together. On their wedding day, this vase is filled with Indian holy water and given to the bride. She drinks from one side of the vessel while the groom partakes from the opposite side. This ceremony is equivalent to the exchanging of wedding bands. The couple will cherish their wedding vase throughout their married life.

Each Vase is an Artist Signed Work of Art
All our one-of-a-kind wedding vases are created from hand-dug clay. The clay is then hand coiled into shape and painted with natural pigments derived from vegetation and minerals by the potter whose signature is on the vase's bottom. Each pot is created in the potter's home with the help of family members. These wedding vases are not slip-cast (where liquid clay is poured into identical molds) which cannot legally be sold as authentic Native American art in New Mexico.

The pottery used in Native American ceremony would be quite different from that presented here which is meant to be enjoyed as works of art. Actual ceremonial pottery is sacred and not sold to the public but received or given as gifts among tribal families. The old utility jars used to contain water were fired in such a way as to harden the clay against water. Others were sealed with tree pitch, animal/plant oils or beeswax. The wedding vases pictured dissolve if filled with any liquid.

~ These authentic Native American wedding vases are not guaranteed
to hold any type of liquid without sustaining damage. ~

Roberta Shendo
Jemez Pueblo

Geraldine Sandia
Jemez Pueblo

April Naranjo
Santa Clara Pueblo

Mary Small
Jemez Pueblo

Wilfred Garcia
Acoma Pueblo
SOLD

M.L.E.Teeyan
Jemez Pueblo

Ben & Geraldine Toya
Jemez Pueblo

Deldrick Cellicion
Zuni Pueblo

Deldrick Cellicion
Zuni Pueblo

Vickie Martinez Tafoya
Santa Clara Pueblo

Emma Yepa
Jemez Pueblo

Juanita Fragua
Jemez Pueblo
SOLD


Deldrick Cellicion
Zuni Pueblo

Ben & Geraldine Toya
Jemez Pueblo

Geraldine Sandia
Jemez Pueblo

Marcella Yepa
Jemez Pueblo

Juanita Fragua
Jemez Pueblo

Martin Olivas
Mata Ortiz

Deldrick Cellicion
Zuni Pueblo

Geraldine Sandia
Jemez Pueblo


Marcella Yepa
Jemez Pueblo

Juanita Fragua
Jemez Pueblo

Maxime Yepa
Jemez Pueblo

Geraldine Sania wedding vase

Geraldine Sandia
Jemez Pueblo

Westly Begaye
Navajo Nation

Deldrick Cellicion
Zuni Pueblo

April Naranjo
Santa Clara Pueblo

Geraldine Sandia
Jemez Pueblo


 

 

   

 

   

 

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See our beautiful selection of ceramic wedding vases on our Southwest Decor home page. These vases are created using liquid clay that is poured into molds. All vases are hand painted and signed by known Native American pueblo artists whose biographies are displayed. Less labor intensive than the hand coiled Native American pottery that is purchased by collectors (displayed above), these vases and pots are great values for those seeking fine Southwest decor accents for their homes or as unique gifts.

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Some feed back......

"Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent service once again. This is my second time buying a wedding vase from you for a gift. You have the best selection of unique vases. Shipping is super fast and they are always packed very carefully. The people I bought the first wedding vase for are also browsing from your web site now. I think this will be my place for wedding vases, though I see you have a great selection of other pottery too."
S. S. ~ Chula Vista, California

"A late note to let you know how much we are enjoying the pottery. As usual, dealing with you was easy and pleasant and all requests were handled very professionally. We very much appreciate your including the biographies of the artists and being so detailed with your information pertaining to the pottery. Thanks so much for always providing a great service which is not always the norm with other businesses now days!"
J. L. ~ Alexandra, Virginia

Q. - "My friend's niece is getting married next weekend and we are looking for our misplaced copy of the Wedding Vase Ceremony...about 1+ pages...we have the vase as her 86-year-old grandmother has made it for them...could you help please?"

- "Your research is better than mine!!!! far better!!! The downloaded document you sent will allow my friend to ensure a beautiful ceremony...I am forever grateful for your time........."

Most respectfully,
Marilynn Crelier, Tribal Judge
Pueblo of Picuris