Helen Baca Shupla (1928-1985) - Santa Clara Red Melon Wedding Vase, c. 1984, 10.5" x 6.75"
- Circa: 1984
- Size: 10.5'' x 6.75''
The wedding vase is used in many southwestern Native American wedding ceremonies. The vase is given to the bride, who them drinks from one of the spouts. She turns it around and gives it to the groom, who drinks from the other spout. This action unites them as one. Throughout their married life, the vase is treasured by the couple. Should one of them pass away, the other person will give the vase to another couple known with a happily married life. The wedding vase is protected always, as it is never broken or destroyed. In the southwest, wedding vases are frequently given and deeply appreciated. The owner has authorized us to lower the price from $6,500 to $6,100. This is a great chance to acquire a Helen Shupla at a great deal.