Vase measures approximately 8" tall, 4-1/2" wide and is 14-3/4" 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 a fascinating Bear Paw design along with other traditional patterns, by Navajo artist Vail. The pot is signed by the artist.
In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength.