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Guampa that leaks

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Does any one here drink tereré', acabo de comprar una guampa and the bottom leaks a little, its not a leather bottom sino a cork and I do not know if it is normal for this to haapen or if there is something that I can do about it. gracias

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updated SEP 24, 2009
posted by steve2

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tereré

Cuias/Guampas are gourds that can be made from animal horns, usually made from ox horns. The new cuia or the one not used for some time needs to be watered before use, because the lower part of the cuia is usually capped with a round piece of leather. By filling the cuia with water the leather expands, covering all leaks in the cuia. Many cuias are capped using a wooden cork as well. Cuias are also made from wood and covered in leather or steel. In a pinch a simple drinking cup can serve as a cuia.

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updated SEP 24, 2009
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