Mate Gourd Ñandubay Wood
This wooden mate gourd is hand made from ñandubay wood
This mate gourd is hand made in Argentina from ñandubay wood. The ñandubay tree is native to the north of Argentina, Paraguay and southern Brazil. It is a hardwood that is very strong, water resistant and durable and its principal use is for making fence posts. It is also a very popular material for making gourds for drinking yerba mate. It is naturally fragrant and combines well with the smoky and earthy tones of yerba mate. While using the gourd a discolouration of the wood takes place. This is a natural process which occurs through the absorption of the tea. While using the mate-cup a discolouration of the wood takes place. This is a natural process which occurs through the absorption of the yerba.
Width: 6.5 cm
Height: 9.5 cm
Opening: 5.5 cm
All measurements are indicative as this is a hand made product and particularly in the case of gourds made from ñandubay, no two mate gourds are the same.
How to cure a wooden 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...2 times will be sufficient to fully cure the gourd
- country of origin
- ñandubay wood
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