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"Bummulu Malandrino" h 25 terracotta container used in Sicily to keep the water fresh even during the summer.

Rif: 19.AF003


Decor: Antico Fogliame

The product is available in the following sizes: h 25 cm

Designed and decorated by hand. Beautiful ceramics from Sicily in Caltagirone

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The Bummolo is a terracotta container used in Sicily to keep the water fresh even during the summer.

The history and use of this object in majolica called "BUMMULU MALANDRINO" in Sicilian dialect intrigues most of our customers.

It has very ancient origins. Specimens dating back to the 12th century have been found. The tradition of this object comes during the Arab domination of Sicily and was used to pour water, oil or wine.

Structured at the bottom with a perforated cylindrical base, it is turned upside down to be filled.

The use of bummol is based on a known behavior of liquids that pass to the gaseous state (evaporation) through absorption of heat. The material with which the bummol is built is permeable and allows a certain amount of water to transpire continuously which, in contact with the warm air of the environment, turns into steam. The resulting heat absorption takes place near the surface of the container, which therefore undergoes a lowering of the temperature sufficient to keep the liquid always fresh, even if exposed to the sun.

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Antico Fogliame
25 cm

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