Tea Infuser Brass Mate /Bombilla Straw - Metalware

$35.00
Quantity available: 1

Unusual tea strainer/infuser with three brass rings as decoration.  A bombilla (Spanish), bomba (Portuguese) or masassa (Arabic) is type of drinking straw, used to drink mate. Bombillas contain a filter in the lower end to separate the mate infusion from leaves and stems.The straw like tube allows a patient to draw medicine and infuse it into the body. Very often used for drinking Yerba Mate Tea.Yerba mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is made from the naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis). For centuries, South America's Aché Guayakí tribe have sipped yerba mate from a traditional mate gourd for its rejuvenative effects. This has a few small dents from use which does not detract from item. Buyer pays S.+ H. "We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express via Paypal, or payment with a money order or check. We will ship within 24 hours if paid with a money order or Paypal. Payment with a check will delay shipping."

Item Details

Reference #:
8fs8983
Quantity
1
Category
Tools
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
Cir. 1910
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
0.75 x 7.50 x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
Brass