AWESOME TRADITIONAL HAND CARVED YERBA MATE KETTLE (PAVA) with WOODEN HANDLE
The kettle (pava) and its origins:
The Guaraní drank yerba mate for the health benefits that the plant provided. They drank it infused, that is, poured into bowls or vessels that were passed around sitting in a circle, just as we do.They did not use a bombilla but filtered it through their teeth. The bombilla was introduced by the Jesuits.
With the arrival of the conquerors copper cauldrons replaced the aboriginal vessels. They were shaped like a jug and did not have a lid. In the middle of the nineteenth century the kettle, which was used in the cities, traveled to the countryside and the argentine gauchos became used to it.
It is said that it is a joke of the gauchos who, in the round of mate, compared the kettle to the female turkey, -“pava” is the female for “pavo” (turkey) in spanish-, because it has the silhouette of a bird lying on the nest. They compared it to the opulent female turkey because she was plump in body, blackened with soot and with a long S-shaped tubular neck that grew from the middle of her belly.
KETTLE´S CAPACITY : 1.25 Litre – 42.26 oz