Handmade Natural Gourd Heart Design Set
This set includes a handmade Mate gourd (calabaza), with a beautiful carved heart design by an Argentinian artist, and a Bombilla with removable filter head and cleaning brush for optimal cleaning. The Gourd is the original way in which the Mate is taken, generally made from a kind of "pumpkin" called Lagenaria. Being made of a pumpkin its shapes and sizes vary a bit. For this same reason the Mate gourd must be cured, to seal the pores of the fruit so it doesn't give a bitter taste to the beverage.
The traditional and original way of drinking Mate is in a Mate gourd, a completely natural product. Beside this, the gourd gives an exquisite taste to the beverage. The carved details make this product a beautiful and delicate Mate cup.
In general gourds are approximately the size of an average fruit (apple, pear or peach), some are a little bigger, some are a little smaller, It varies because they are natural. This Mate set is made out of bigger fruits. Practical for group drinking or to drink all day long! Capacity: 9 oz