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Amelia's Wayuu Mochila

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Let's do something fun here!  Amelia is explaining the significance of this Wayuu Mochila.  Normally, we would translate this for you, but today we want to allow our supporters to translate it.  The best part is:  The first person to share and comment on this video with the complete translation into english will win a Wayuu Mochila!  You must be in the USA to win.

Buena Onda and The Lab

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Lindsey rocking a Wayuu Mochila and a Revival Wrap.

Lindsey rocking a Wayuu Mochila and a Revival Wrap.

Buena Onda first encountered The Lab at Bonaroo this past summer.  As fate would have it, The Lab was showcasing at Surf Expo last week.  So after speaking with the Owner Lindsey Barnett.  We decided to do a Buena Onda and The Lab photo shoot.  It turned out great!

Feliz Navidad from Buena Onda

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Feliz Navidad from Buena Onda!

Feliz Navidad from Buena Onda!

Buena Onda would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Feliz Navidad!  We hope everyone is have a happy holiday season with their friends and family.  God Bless and we will see you in the New Year!

If you are still looking for great Christmas presents please check out our Wayuu Mochilas, Wayuu Dresses, Wayuu Clutches, Wayuu Bracelets, and Wayuu Belts.

Santa Loves Wayuu Mochilas

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Even Santa Claus Loves Wayuu Mochilas.

Even Santa Claus Loves Wayuu Mochilas.

Merry Christmas Eve from Buena Onda!  So we were talking to Santa recently and we realized he loves Wayuu Mochilas.  In fact, we found out his "red bag" is actually a Wayuu Mochila!  We hope you were good this year, because Santa only delivers Buena Onda products  to the good girls and boys of the world.

Thank you Megan!

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Buena Onda would like to take the opportunity to thank Megan Miller (@meg_millz6) for her amazing work as our intern.  Megan is moving on to a full-time HR position and we wish her all the best.  We know she will be successful in all her endeavors.  With that being said, Buena Onda is looking for new summer interns so if you have any interest please contact TheBuenaOnda@gmail.com.  #thebuenaonda #buenaonda #internships  #wayuumochilas #newcompany #work  #beoneofakind 

Buena Onda at El Horno

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Today was amazing!  Buena Onda got to hangout at El Horno, which is a local Wayuu rancheria.  El Horno means "The Oven."  Let me tell you, it was hot!  La Guajira is an extremely dry and arid area of Colombia.  However, we were able to keep cool by swimming in the ocean which was about a kilometer walk from El Horno.  We also got to see how Wayuu Mochilas are made at El Horno.  We would like to give a big thanks to Amelia's family for giving us a wonderful Wayuu experience!

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Wayuu Rancheria

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This house is a typical Wayuu design.  It is made of earth and logs.  The La Guarija terrain is extremely arid and dry.  The Wayuu congregate in communities called Wayuu Rancherias.  It is here at the famous Wayuu mochila is made by hand.  

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How do you make a Wayuu Mochila?

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Wayuu mochilas are not made on a loom.  That means that, every pattern is carefully planned out in advance.  Once the pattern is chosen the Wayuu woman will use a counting process that allows her to execute the design.  In this video you will see how Amelia constructs a perfect pattern.  Wayuu mochilas are truly a work of art!

Buena Onda in the Kitchen

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The Wayuu kitchen is where you can find fresh fish being cooked up on a daily bases.  Basic Wayuu diets consist of goats, rice, corn, yucca, and fish.  Most of the diets depend on where exactly in La Guajira the Wayuu live.  For example, if the Wayuu Rancheria is close to the Carribean Coastline then their diet would consist more of fish and seafood.  Whereas the rancherias further inland consist of goats and chickens.

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Buena Onda and the Mid-West Night Fly

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Buena Onda was in St. Louis this week for the Mid-West Night Fly Event.  A first year water sports festival that was unlike any other.  It was a perfect event for waterskiers, wakeboarders, and water enthusasts alike.  Not to mention, a great opportunity for Buena Onda to get some exposure on our Wayuu mochilas and products.  Thank you so much Mid-West Night Fly for having us!

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