The Mexica Poncho
The Mexican Poncho
The Mexican poncho In its simplest form is a single large rectangular sheet of fabric which has an opening ( a slit or a whole ) in the center to push one's head through. The Mexican Poncho served as a coat to keep the body warm. Ponchos are considered to be typical South American garments but their history goes further south to Bolivia and Peru and then moved up to the Native American peoples of
Mexico Originally ponchos were made of cloth or wool now they are often made of natural or synthetic fibres. Rainproof ponchos are sometimes fitted with fasteners to close the sides once the poncho is draped over the body and openings for one's arms to go through and many have hoods attached to ward off wind and rain. Now there are alternative ponchos which are similar to the traditional Mexican Poncho which are designed as fashion items., same shape but of different material. Rather than just warding off the wind and rain and providing warmth these ponchos are designed to look fashionable while still remaining breathable and comfortable.. They aree often made out of wool or yarn, knitted or crocheted. Often these ponchos have bright vibrant colours and festive designs and they are often seen at special events.