The gourd is made from a hollowed out fruit casing, the traditional way, it is them covered in leather and has a metal rim. Handmade by an artesan this is a high quality piece. Please note that due to the nature of the gourd there might be slight variation in shape and size to the photo.
The bombilla is an elegant, slender straw made from stainless steel so as to not oxidise. The filter is hinged and disarmable for ease of cleaning. It is curved for comfort of use with a double thickness mouthpiece to help prevent overheating.
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:
- How to cure and care for my gourd
- How to prepare the perfect yerba mate – a step by step photo illustrated guide
- General info on the mate cup
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 – 10.5cm
Height – 12.5cm
Volume – 270ml
Bombilla length – 19cm