Meaning: fertility & good fortune
For Armenians the pomegranate is one of the most recognizable symbols of the country.
In Armenian mythology it symbolizes fertility and good fortune.
It was a guardian against the evil eye.
At wedding in western Armenia, a bride would throw a pomegranate and it into pieces.
Its scattered seeds ensured that the bride would bear children.
In Van, Armenian women who wanted to have a son would eat bread made fro dough mixed with pomegranate seeds.
Its importance is attested in historical Armenian manuscripts and stone carvings where it was used as a popular ornament.
Until the very day pomegranate is a commonly used theme in Armenian art and culture including cuisine.
During wedding in Yerevan a small dried pomegranate called taratosik is given by a bride to unmarried guest as a blessing.
Material: White metal