Pot measures approximately 4-1/2" tall, 4-3/4" wide and is 15" in circumference (around its widest point).
This beautiful style of Navajo art is called horse hair pottery because actual horse hair is added to the pottery at just the right moment in the firing process to melt the hairs into the pottery, creating stunning and unique designs. This Native American pot is hand etched and hand painted, with gorgeous traditional patterns and a marvelous Turtle design, by Navajo artist Vail. The pot is signed by the artist.
In Native American beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power, and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death.