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PUMO

Blown glass sculpture
Murano
 
 
The pumo, through its multiple symbolisms of a flower bud, a uterus or a womb, represents the rose as well as the creation. It has always embodied the archetype of the egg and of the primordial mother goddess. Traditionally given as auspicious gift to celebrate the beginning of something new, it is regarded in western culture as an emblem of hope, good fortune and happiness.
 
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PUMO

Blown glass sculpture
Murano
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In the past, pumi were commonly used as ornaments placed in the corners of balconies, on eaves and on staircases’ handrails, in both royal palazzos and common residences.
Depending on the size and the colours, the pumo assumed throughout the years a distinctive value among the aristocratic Apulian families, comparable to the heraldic
coat-of-arms.
In Apulia, to these days, the pumo is still a popular object, which is given as auspicious gift to newlyweds, to people moving to a new home, or starting a new venture. Slimmed down to its purest form, this pumo, made with Murano glass – one of the most precious material in Italian artisanship -, evoked these ancient Italian traditions.
 

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