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Mate Gourd Calabaza Plain[MATCALDES]

Mate Gourd Calabaza Plain

Mate Gourd Calabaza Plain[MATCALDES]

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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