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Nov/15/2017 - 12:12:29

A concise history of women's clothing (ponchos)

The poncho, a space for the head to pass through and a renowned sleeveless garment with unsewn sides, has its roots in South America along the Andes Mountains. A poncho is. There is A rain poncho made. Ponchos have been used by the Native peoples of the Andes because times and are now considered typical South garments. It is believed to come from Mapudungun pontro or the Quechua puchu even though the origin of the word poncho isn't clear. Popular among all the people who have lived across the Andes that the poncho is a very important icon for many men and women that are native.

The Mapuche people historically occupied half of the land we know today 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 today as the poncho throughout Spain and Latin America although there's contention concerning the origin of the garment.

The Mapuche are created a range of items in addition to ponchos, including dresses, headbands and shawls and weavers. By slitting a hole at a period of fabric that's then placed around the neck, allowing the material to drape over the 30, the poncho itself is made. The poncho also held connotations of power among the Mapuche population; the stepped-diamond motif (see left picture) was considered to be a sign of authority and was often only worn by older men, leaders and the heads of the paternal lineage in households.

Uses for the poncho include rain expulsion - . A garment based on the poncho was used 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 fall and winter. Produced in a range of fabrics and designs and Popular among women of all ages, the poncho is among those must-haves in the fashion world.

The poncho is also linked to Mexican culture In the form of the Sarape with motifs that are pre-Hispanic and Iberian. This vibrant cloth is considered an iconic emblem of Mexico. The poncho has two different styles. The serape poncho (seen in various colors and with fringed bottoms, these are long shawls which look like fashioned blankets= and the falsa poncho (popular in tourist areas, these have a much slacker weave and are worn loosely over the shoulders).

Even though the poncho was previously a conventional clothing item born out of the necessity to keep warm and protect the body from harsh weather conditions while still having the freedom of motion to keep on 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 with well-known faces; for example, the actor Clint Eastwood famously wore a poncho in the 1964 film "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 in the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation in 2008.



Ironically, even though in history males were allowed to wear the lavish designs of ponchos, it appears that modern girls are taking their revenge by sporting vibrant, bright and intricately patterned ponchos. The poncho is still a item of clothing and its journey from South America to the west is complete.

To learn more about ponchos, remember to check the subsequent sites: Poncho at Wikipedia and also tips regarding Ponchos

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