Mate Gourd Calabaza Plain

This is a traditional mate gourd from Argentina made of a hollowed out pumpkin skin

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This is a traditional mate gourd from Argentina made of a hollowed out pumpkin skin. It is the most commonly used type of mate gourd in Argentina and is simple and ideal for daily use. This is a high quality calabaza. As it is a natural product, the sizes and colours will vary. While using the gourd a discolouration of the pumpkin takes place. This is a natural process which occurs through the absorption of the yerba. 

Material: pumpkin shell
Width: 5 to 7 cm
Height: 5 to 7 cm
Opening: 4 to 5 cm

All measurements are indicative as every pumpkin shell is slightly different.

How to cure a natural pumpkin shell mate gourd
1: Wash the interior of the gourd with warm water
2: Fill the gourd with moist yerba (it can be yerba that has already been used), add warm water and leave to sit
3: The following day, remove the yerba and with a small spoon gently scrape the inside of the gourd to remove any loose material that may exist
4: Repeat this process from the beginning without washing the interior of the gourd...3 or 4 times will be sufficient to fully cure the gourd



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There is 1 Review(s)(3 ratings)
Jaime Caballero

Not like in the picture

Received a much bigger gourd than in the picture. Turned out to be convenient as I use it for mate with stems which needs more space compared with pure leaf mate. The dye is of very low quality, leaving stains on skin a surfaces.

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