This large Wedding vase is in their new "Black Cloud" color collection. This is a work of art, and makes a meaningful wedding gift. We are so pleased to carry this Native American-made piece. As with all unique art, etched symbols will vary. The vase will come with a story explaining the tradition behind the Double-spouted vase to the Native American tribes. Share the Love.

SIZE  9 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W

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Native American Made Pottery since 1958

Sioux Pottery is made from the red clay of the Black Hills, SD, USA ~ sacred to the Lakota Native American People. They also use a fine imported white clay from Kentucky. Each piece of handmade pottery is crafted by Sioux Indian artists and decorated with designs and symbols important to their Lakota culture. The Paha Sapa (Black Hills) provided shelter, food, and sustenance for the Indian Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation and continues to yield the red clay used in making Sioux Pottery. Sioux Pottery is designed and handcrafted by Sioux Indian artists at their establishment in Rapid City, South Dakota, which is gateway to the beautiful Black HIlls area and less than an hours drive from the scenic and historic South Dakota Badlands.

The triangular symbols were used by the Seven Indian Tribes of the Lakota to depict the nature surrounding them, their dealings and important events. These symbols dominated the intricate designs of their bead work, and decorated their skin garments, weapons, utensils, and pottery. Sioux symbols alone, or in combination, express the spirit and culture of the Lakota American people. Sioux artists have skillfully adapted these symbols into the unique decorative designs of Sioux Pottery. The importance of the buffalo (Tatonka) to the Sioux Indians cannot be overstated. From spoons to tipis, the buffalo provided virtually everthing needed for their existence. Every part of the buffalo not used for food was put to good use (including the bones, hoofs, horns, hides, and innards.) Even the dung was saved and used as fuel. Standing six feet tall and weighing up to 2,000 lbs, the buffalo was worshipped as a sacred animal ~ its spirit praised before every hunt.