Showcasing a beautiful, clean polish, this black wedding vase by Santa Clara potter Vickie Martinez features a deeply carved avanyu pattern surrounding the bottom third portion. The avanyu, or water serpent, is said to have been originally drawn by Julian Martinez, famed potter Maria Martinez’s husband. The wavy body of the serpent represents water, while the jagged tongue of the creature shows the power of lightning during a storm. 9 1/2″ tall x 6″ wide.
**Disclaimer** These unglazed vessels cannot hold water for long periods of time without sustaining damage and are not designed for ceremonial use.