Cassina Mug 3

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Traditional cassina drinking vessel based on ceramic vessels found in the Cahokia Mounds archaeological site.

Cahokia, Illinois is way outside of the growth range of yaupon holly, the plant used to make cassina. This means that native people from all over America were using trade routes to acquire their caffeine fix from native tribes in the Southeast.

These pieces were designed and sculpted by Kim Russell of Long Lost Ceramics using elements of the pieces found in Cahokia.

Cassina mugs can be used to serve hot or cold cassina, tea, coffee, or can be used with a filter straw or "bombilla" to drink beverages in the yerba mate style.


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