Six Nations Reserve. Mohawk, Brantford Ontario
Hand thrown. Hand decorated.
Entitled: Tree of Peace
**The Tree of Peace is an evergreen with an eagle perched on top of the tree. The eagle can see far and warn the people of danger. The branches represent the protection of the nations. The roots represent peace and strength. They spread out in the 4 directions, North, South, East and West. They lead anyone or any nation wiling to follow the Great Law of Peace to shelter under the tree. The weapon, buried beneath the tree shows that the Iroquois will not fight against each other. They have thrown the weapon of war into the depths of the earth.
The vase is made from clay, with a brown wash, and yellow glaze in the interior.
The designs are hand etched into the clay. This one has the Tree of Peace, carved into it, both front and back, as well as the decorative symbol for Tree of Peace etched between them.
The vase measures approximately 6-1/4” high
2” in diameter across the rim.
It is approximately 11” round
2-1/4” across the base.
This vase is signed by the artist. Syl.
There is also the feather with an arrowhead with initials SN within the arrowhead.
This item is in excellent condition. No chips or cracks.