Mate Gourd Carving, Ritual and Culture

When people gather together to share the benefits of yerba mate a sense of connection emerges. It is a simple, daily custom and yet has all the characteristics of a ceremony, representing the hospitality and welcoming culture in South America. Its main ceremonial purpose is to bring people together in a bonding experience; sipped alone yerba mate offers solace, shared among friends it is a communal rite.
Join this circle of wisdom to learn about the Mate ritual and culture, it’s health benefits, preparation, serving and etiquette, as well as traditional mate gourd carving to carry this practice home with you.


Mate Gourd Carving, Ritual and Culture will be shared by Marisa Govin.