Handmade Navajo Horsehair Wedding Vase
Traditional Navajo wedding vase. Red clay pottery is etched with a hummingbird and geometric patterns, painted in iridescent blue and red. In the traditional style of Navajo horsehair pottery, actual horsehair is applied to the finished piece immediately after the prepared ceramic clay pot has been fired a thin layer of horsehair is evenly spread over the top of the pottery. Precise temperatures are required to allow the horsehair to properly burn into the pottery creating the unique marble effect. The pottery is then white with a matted glaze finish each piece is one of a kind. The horse is highly regarded in many cultures, representing the essence of stamina, agility, beauty, and strength. This pottery is made with those values in mind.
- 4.5" tall x 18.5" circumference
- Handmade and signed by Navajo artisan Ariel Bennally
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity