South American Carved Calabash Drinking Vessel – Uruguay – 20th century
In Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, calabash gourds are dried and carved into mates (Quichua word, adopted in Spanish language), the traditional container for the popular caffeinated, tea-like drink brewed from the yerba mate plant (the container is called cuia, porongo, or cabaça in Brazil).
Fruitwood – Carved
47cm high – Ø 15cm
All dimensions are without the mounting