Young Argentinian men in traditional costume drinking Mate, a traditional South American infused drink, prepared from steeping dried leaves of yerba mate (llex paraguariensis, known in Portuguese as erva mate) in hot water. Mate is served with a metal straw from a shared hollow calabash gourd (held in this shot by the gentleman second from left at rear). The other men can be seen holding their bomba/bombilla or drinking straws. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Advert for Elkington & Co Victorian items 1893
Selection of Victorian sterling silver household items; coffe and tea service with tea kettle, afternoon tea set, fruit dishes, biscuit box, salts bottles, claret jug, scent bottle, cigar case, soda stand, nut dish, barometer clock all available at Elkington & Co in Newhall street, Birmingham.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Sudanese kettle drum, 1898
Sudanese kettle drum, 1898 (c). Reputedly taken form Dervish forces at the Battle of Omdurman, 2nd Sudan War (1896-1899) 1898. The object is referred to as a Nihas/Nahas, an object of great importance in Sudanese culture, the ownership of a Nihas is a mark of respect and social standing. Heavy beaten copper shell. Four pairs of bronze suspension rings around rim and below are 38 copper pegs to secure head. Tanned and shaved leather head, possibly cowskin, smooth on top with traces of hair remaining on sides, perforated around side to fit over pegs round the shell. Twisted leather cord passes through eight holes in the edge of the head to form four 'V' shaped tensioning cords joining at a ring underneath the shell. Date: 1898 (circa)
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library