A raging flood nearly destroyed all signs of life, but a giant gourd saved the brother Ａnd sister of Apu Dumu, which enabled people to continue to procreate. Thus, in the eyes of the Yi people, the gourd symbolizes an evil-banishing Ａnd fortuitous ark of life, as well as a talisman that brings auspices Ａnd fortune. It is a common practice among the Yi people to store water in gourds, Ｏr even to hold Ａnd age alcohol that are served to the important guests. The Yi people also hang gourds on walking sticks as good luck charm, Ｏr hang gourds on walls at home to attract prosperity Ａnd status to the household. Deriving “prosperity Ａnd status” (“fulu” in Chinese) Ｆrom the gourd (“hulu” in Chinese), the gourds Ａnd the Yi households are destined together, Ａnd prosperity Ａnd status are eternal pursuits of humankind.
Gathering the sweet spring water Ｆrom all directions for prosperity Ａnd status, may fortune prosper around the world forever!