Pumpking artesanal gourd hand crafted with alpaca (silver mix type metal) design. This mate MUST be cured. See instructions below or email us if you have any questions. This is a premium traditional gourd.
Mate de calabaza labrado a mano con dije de alpaca. Necesita ser curado antes de usarse. Ver las instrucciones abajo.
Gourd Handcraft Artisanal
Instructions to cure a pumpkin gourd:
- Put two table spoons of yerba mate inide the gourd and fill to the top with tepid water from the tap (not hot!), leave overnight.
- Drain the water and the yerba. Carefully use a small spoon to remove the inside 'skin' of the pumpkin. Make sure you are gentle otherwise you can make a hole on your gourd.
- Repeat step 1 and let is sit for another day
- Repeat step 2 and it should be ready to use after this!
Never leave a pumpkin gourd with used yerba mate after you drunk mate, this will create mould. NEVER put a pumpkin gourd on a dishwasher or use soap to clean it, these are big no-nos! Remember, your gourd is a vegetable so don't expose it to extreme temperatures (window sill, top of the oven, etc)