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bombilla (maté straw)
  • Argentina
  • bombilla (maté straw), late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Argentina
  • silver, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 x 2 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 13/16 x 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7272.02
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Description
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The twisted silver tube has an expansion at one end. The expanded end is perforated and hinged. The opposite end is slightly compressed.

It was intended to be used with the cup to drink maté tea.