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Q'ero Traditional Wool Poncho

Q'ero Traditional Wool Poncho


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Q'ero Traditional Wool Poncho

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Eye-catching rustic fringed poncho, bears traditional Q'ero woven patterns in the vertical bands in traditional colors. Measures 42 inches long, exclusive of fringe by 42 inches wide. Smaller size. Add three inches to length for fringe. Handwoven in Peru.

SKU: txp0001
  • Product Size:
  • 42" L x 42" W
  • 3 inch fringe

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A poncho is a garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from a watertight material, to keep dry during rain. The poncho, commonly associated with the Americas, is known as traditional clothing. In Peru, the most distinctive part of men's clothing is the handwoven poncho. Nearly every <>Quechua<> man and boy has a poncho, generally red in colour decorated with intricate designs. Each district has a distinctive pattern. In some communities such as <>Huilloc<>, <>Patacancha<>, and many villages in the <>Lares<> Valley ponchos are worn as daily attire. However most men use their ponchos on special occasions such as festivals, village meetings, weddings etc. In other areas of the world, some of the local names and variants are: <>chamanto<>, only in central Chile (yet still poncho in the north and south of Chili); <>jorongo<>, <>gaban<> or <>serape<> in Mexico; and <>ruana<> in the cold regions of Colombia. Serving not only as a cloak, a poncho may also be used as a pillow and blanket. When not being used for protection against the elements, a wool poncho makes a fine wall decoration. Today ponchos are known worldwide and are worn by men, women and children.

  • Fair Trade
  • Supports Indigenous Culture