Brewing yerba mate with a kettle ("pava" in spanish). The word "Pava" (Turkey) comes from the similarity the Gaucho saw in this vessel with the silhouette of the bird while brooding her eggs in the nest.
As the mate gourd is passed around, a sense of connection emerges. The first step of the ceremony is the preparation of the gourd. Typically, the cebador/a - mate server - prepares mate for a friend or a group of friends.