Beautiful wedding vase by artist Martina C. The hand turned piece has many details including shiny and matte finish. The piece is signed on the bottom.
Measures: ~ 5" tall x 3" wide
Location: New Mexico
Pueblo are a modern and ancient community / nation of Native Americans that have inhabited the Southwest (New Mexico , Arizona, Colorado & Utah) for thousands of years. The name "Pueblo" is actually Spanish, meaning village dweller. The Pueblo are thought to be decedents of Anasazi, Hohkam & Mogollon and are one of the oldest cultures in America, dating back some 7,000 years.
The Pueblo were excellent at building and began developing settlements and villages in mountain caves, canyon bases and on top of mesas.and are are well know for building ancient apartment style housing and communities constructed of adobe mud, stone and masonry. Unfortunately, intertribal warfare took its toll and the remaining ancient Pueblos migrated to New Mexico, the far southwest of America. There they continued their building techniques, designing dwellings of sandstone and adobe. The Pueblo were also farmers that employed irrigation methods, and were excellent hunters with the spear.
Today in the field of artistry the Pueblo are well known for their excellent silversmithing, inlaying finely cut stones into sterling silver. They also excel at pottery, painting, fetish carving, ceramics and a host of other artistic skills.
Jemez Pueblo is the northernmost of three major Pueblos along the Jemez River, a tributary of the Rio Grande. Jemez Pueblo pottery has gone through a unique evolution, one that has resulted in modern handmade pottery that speaks of a marriage of cultures.