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Nov/22/2017 - 13:45:37

The History of Ponchos

The poncho, a sleeveless garment with unsewn sides and a space for the head to pass through, has its origins. There is A poncho an outer garment designed to help keep the body warm. A rain poncho is made from a watertight material designed to keep the body dry from the rain. Ponchos are considered clothing and have been used by the Native American peoples of the Andes since times. It's thought to come from Mapudungun pontro or the Quechua puchu although the origin of the term poncho isn't clear. Popular among all the people who have lived along the Andes the poncho is a very important icon for many people.

The Mapuche individuals historically occupied half of the land we know now as Chile and Argentina, but their existence has significantly declined and they currently occupy about ten % of the Chilean and Argentine populations respectively. It was the Mapuche who spread what we know as the poncho throughout Spain and Latin America, although there's contention concerning the origin of the garment.



The Mapuche are created a number of items as well as ponchos, including dresses, headbands and shawls and weavers. Slitting allowing the material itself makes the poncho.

Rain expulsion is included by uses for the poncho - polyethylene waterproof cloaks from the poncho shape are worn to protect against the rain. A garment depending on the poncho was employed as raincoats for US troops during the Civil War. And of course as a fashion thing, ponchos are a style piece in western countries during winter and fall. Produced in a selection of fabrics and designs and Popular among girls of all ages, the poncho is among those must-haves in the fashion world.

The poncho is closely connected to culture In the Sarape with pre-Hispanic and Iberian motifs' shape. This vibrant cloth is widely considered an iconic symbol of Mexico. The Mexican poncho has two different styles.

Even though the poncho was formerly a traditional clothing item born out of the necessity to keep warm and protect the body from harsh weather conditions while still having the freedom of movement to continue working comfortably, it's now more often worn as a fashion accessory and can be seen in the vast majority of style outlets. Ponchos also have been drawn to public attention when worn by renowned faces; for example, the actor Clint Eastwood famously wore a poncho from the 1964 movie "A Fistful of Dollars" and more recently the former President George Bush donned a traditional Peruvian poncho alongside the then Japanese Prime Minister and South Korean President at the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation in 2008.

Even though in history men were permitted to wear the more lavish designs of ponchos, it seems that girls are taking their revenge by sporting colorful, bright and intricately patterned ponchos during the colder months. The poncho continues to be a item of clothing and its journey from South America to the west is complete.

For more information about ponchos, remember to click on the subsequent pages: http://www.shopmetoday.de/ratgeber/24/wie-traegt-und-kombiniert-man-ponchos-richtig.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poncho

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