Tuesday, August 03, 2010
One Family´s Return Trip: Soccer Ball Capital
Mongui is known as the soccer ball capital of Colombia. The balls are all hand made. Here are the steps we got to see in our tour of a ¨fabrica de futbol¨.
Take the preinflated bladder (the green ball). Cover it with several layers of string and glue, and then allow it to dry.
Place the cover on. This can be done with hand sewn leather or a synthetic rubber.
Polish and prepare to sell.