This stunning vase was handcrafted by Zia Pueblo master potters Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina and created using clay hand gathering from the Pueblo of Zia. Without the use of a wheel, this large piece stands over 13" tall and was shaped completely by hand using the traditional method of coiling clay, a truly breathtaking accomplishment on its own. This celebrated style of polychrome features a natural color palate with symbolic imagery representing the cycle of life, prayers for a successful hunt, and asks the sprits to bless us all with life giving rain. From the feasting hummingbird to the symbolic deer, this vase is a celebration of culture and a piece that is a blessing to all who receive it.
Vase measures 10-1/4" long and wide and is 13-1/2" tall, comes with certificate of authenticity.
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At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.