Petite 012 Pomegranate Serm Chunk

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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: Brass & stone
Color: Gold & orange

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