Purple Infinity Knot - Smudge or Altar Tray - Ornate Spiritual Symbols

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This unique ceramic smudge tray zings with the rich power of purple. It has a raised center featuring a Celtic endless knot which is surrounded by deeply imprinted seashells. The mandala of additional ornate patterns are all made with my home made wheels and stamps to create an old temple look. Smooth blends of blue and purple fade into each other and the glazes are accented by the dark oxides that show through from beneath the layers. There is the slightest tinge of dusky pink in the purple, just a little surprise from chemical reactions in the kiln.

Sturdy, made from earthenware clay, it weighs almost 1 1/4 pounds. The irregular shape measures 8 inches by 9 1/4 inches and the edges are upturned to keep juicy foods from escaping if it is to be used as a serving tray. The glazes are food safe and the tray can be hand washed in hot soapy water. For ritual use the raised center provides a special area on which to rest a sage bundle so it will get air and burn better during ceremony.

It would be a rich piece of functional art in just about any setting, so I am going to leave it up to you. As a Gypsy once said, "You may call me poor...but I choose to live in opulent poverty".