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"Su Puleu" brooch

The artefact

This gold brooch is embellished with a Bolma Rugosa eye-shaped pendant and a boar tusk, aka “Su Puleu” (bunch of grapes), and entirely hand-made using traditional techniques. Traditionally used as a lucky charm against the evil, it was presented to daughters at their birth. It was part of the traditional woman’s attire. Traditionally made of silver, also a gold variant of the foxtail-mail chain is available.


Materiali: Gold, Coral, shells and mother of pearl, Horn
Tecniche di lavorazione: Filigree
Località di produzione: Gavoi

Artigiano: Porcu Gioielli
Settore: Jewels

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