the wedding vase


Wedding Vases are widely used by many Indian tribes in America and are a symbol of happiness and long lasting love.

Many believe that as part of the ancient marriage ceremony the medicine man would prepare a special potion for the young lovers.  The mixture signified the promise of deep love and eternal happiness for the couple.

The Brave and Maiden then sealed the promise by drinking the potion simultaneously from the vase, each using one spout.

A Navajo woman of the Towering House People crafted this particular wedding vase in the picture.