mate gourd + bombilla straw
a traditional argentinian mate gourd paired with a bombilla straw. the gourd is used to sip a special tea called yerba mate. traditionally served in a particular social setting, such as family gatherings or among friends, mate is a tea loaded with health benefits. the same gourd (cuia) and straw (bomba/bombilla) are used by by each guest and as the mate gourd is passed from person to person, a sense of connection emerges. tomando mate (drinking mate) is a wonderful symbol of hospitality.
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height: 10 cm / 4 in
width: 9 cm / 3.5 in