Carlos Laate Deer Wedding Vase-Indian Pueblo Store
Carlos Laate Deer Wedding Vase-Indian Pueblo Store
Carlos Laate Deer Wedding Vase-Indian Pueblo Store
Carlos Laate Deer Wedding Vase-Indian Pueblo Store
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Carlos Laate Deer Wedding Vase

Item Number: 035379
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Description

This exquisite wedding vase handcrafted by Zuni Pueblo potter Carlos Laate is a meaningful work of art that will be a cherished piece in any collection. Known for his use of traditional Zuni motifs and designs, this amazing vase is made in the traditional polychrome style features geometric patterns representing nature and the elements of the Earth throughout. A closer look and you'll see the deer depicted with the traditional heartline, the symbolic "breath of life", a design that Carlos has become known for.  

Carlos began making pottery around 1987, and also crafts jewelry and carvings. His destiny as an artist was almost certain, as his mother was a jeweler, his father a carver, leatherworker, and welder, and his grandmother and aunt renowned potters Daisy Hooee and Jennie Laate. Carlos looks to ancient pots found in museums, and potsherds found while walking near his Zuni home, to inspire the designs of his work. It was his grandparents who explained the meanings behind the images he found. “What they taught me was that all the designs that are on the pot are the prayers we use in our daily lives – to have a good life, to have a successful life, and asking for longevity.”

Vase measures 5-3/4" long, 6-1/4" wide and stands 9-1/8" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity. 

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