The mate is a cup that is used to drink yerba mate. The most traditional type - the gourd - is made from the dried, hollow fruit of the calabash plant. It is important that you cure and care for your natural gourd properly, in order to prevent splits and mould formation. See our relevant guides:
As gourds are a natural item, the item you receive may differ slightly from the photos.
This mate is made from a hollowed out gourd, and therefore each cup will vary in size. The average dimensions of this mate cup are:
Diameter at the widest point - 7.5cm
Height - 8cm
Volume - 200ml
This mate is small in size, and is hand decorated using fire. Note that due to the product being natural, and items decorated individually, no two items are the same. Your gourd will differ from the photo in pattern, and probably slightly in shape. The bombilla is slim, and won't oxidise, and is curved for comfort for drinking from. The bombilla has a hinged head that can be taken apart for easy cleaning.