The "Pumo" is a very traditional artifact from south italy, Apulia, where it can be spotted on balconies of houses.
The handmade ceramic "Pumo" is the result of an ancient manual tradition and holds a precious message: it represents a rose bud that's about to blossom surrounded by three acanthus leaves that symbolize spring, rebirth, life and renewal. In addition to being an amulet for luck, abundance, prosperity, fertility and good news it is also a decorative artifact that captivates with its rounded shape and its colorful glazing.
The "Pumo" adapts to celebrate all the occasions you want to wish a good start for.
I found out that the term derives from the Latin pomum, "fruit", and is linked to the cult of the Roman goddess Pomona, who was the protectress of the fruits. In some Apulian dialects the "Pumo" is called "Pumo dè Fiure" (flower bud) and was also used in many coat-of-arms of the Apulian upper-class families. It is also believed to keep away the evil. This is why you can see the "Pumos" at the entrance of the traditional houses or on the facades of the mansions .
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