Algarrobo Wood Mate Imperial with Chiselled Nickel Silver Ferrule “Lobos”


Mate is an ancient infusion made with “yerba mate”, warm water, and a container also called “mate”. Yes, the drink is called mate, and so is the container.

But don’t get it wrong, mate is more than a drink. Over the years, people have gathered around it to tell stories and share moments. And so it became a symbol of union, love, and encounter ‘till these days.

Characterized by being made from thick-walled gourds, with a band-style ribbon made of nickel silver that is below the ferrule and surrounds the mouth of the mate, the Imperiales are unmistakable. Due to their size and capacity, they are the hosts of endless gatherings with friends with mates in between.

  • Made of Algarrobo Wood
  • With Chiselled Nickel Silver

Being a handmade product, some details may vary such as the ferrules, size or color.

All products are handmade in Argentina.

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  • How to cure your Argentinian Mate Cup

Place used yerba mate, or yerba and then warm water. Let rest for 24 hours. Finally, discard the yerba with the help of a spoon or mate straw or “bombilla”, making sure to remove all the excess.

  • Shall we make a Mate Drink?

You will need yerba, a “bombilla” and hot water. Put yerba up to three quarters of the mate cup. Cover it with your hand and shake it, leaving a smaller amount of yerba at the base and more near the ferrule, forming a “little cliff”. Serve water in the part with the least amount of yerba, where the “bombilla” would go. Let it rest for a minute. Continue pouring the water in the wet side, keeping the other one dry. Place the “bombilla” on the wet side, covering it with your thumb so that no air enters in it.

   ❤  How to take care of your Handcrafted Mate Cup

Wash the inside after use, only with water and never leave it wet. In this way, you can prevent the ferrule from coming out and the leather from shrinking.

  • Material

The Algarrobo Tree it’s autochthonous to the “Gran Chaco” ecoregion, of which a sector of Argentine Mesopotamia is a part. Known for its branches with small flowers, and stable and reliable wood, the Algarrobo is always a wise choice for wood mates.

All the materials we use to craft our mates are ideal for combining with Nickel Silver or Stainless Steel Mate Straws.

  • Gaucho and Handcrafted

We only use the best material our land has to offer. This reflects into unique handmade products. Our products are crafted with the philosophy of the Gaucho Culture, bringing to the present its values, art and way of co-existing with the countryside. And so, we work with artisans throughout the country, fomenting the local Argentine economy.

Every Mate is different, and among them it’s the one for you. Get to explore our complete collection and find it. In addition, we offer engraving service on the ferrule or the body, so you can get a high-quality engraved mate. These are ideal for Corporate Gifts or for family and friends. Give unique gifts that leave a mark for their distinction, beauty and durability.


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Algarrobo Wood Mate Imperial with Chiselled Nickel Silver Ferrule

Algarrobo Wood Mate Imperial with Chiselled Nickel Silver Ferrule "Lobos"

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