MINIATURE TREASURE BOXES
These nuts have been transformed
into detailed treasure boxes and pendants complete with hinges
and clasps. These collectible boxes are a true work of engineering;
each box mounted piece by piece and carefully welded. A gift
that is cherished long after it's given.
Collectible Nut Boxes
by Andres Hernandez
mate (pronounced as ma-tae)
is a species of holly native to
subtropical South America in northern Argentina,
Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil.
Mate, a caffeinated herbal tea, is prepared by
steeping the dried leaves in hot water. Drinking mate
with friends from a shared hollow gourd (also called a
mate) with a metal straw (a bombilla) is an extremely
common social practice in Argentina. The name "mate"
derives from the quichua word "matí" that names the
gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) that is traditionally used to
drink the infusion. It is used in popular medicine as a
stimulant to the central nervous system, a diuretic, and
an appetite suppressant.
in and try this complimentary herbal infusion the next
time you visit Cactus.