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Poncho of Argentina
Wedding poncho for men of the Tzutuhil in Guatemala . Woven and high quality by hand, embroidered on both sides by the bride for the groom . Working time 6 - 8 weeks.

Poncho ( Spanish "poncho", pronounced pon-cho , originally from the Quechua "punchu" or the Mapuche language Mapudungun "pontro") is a coat that is common in parts of South America and originates from the indigenous peoples there.

Originally the poncho was a piece of cloth with a slit in the middle through which the head could be tucked so that it lay on the shoulders like a coat.

Usually the ponchos are made in strong colors .

As rain protection now a standard next to the raincoat or southwest , see also rain cape .

It is both military equipment for NBC protective clothing and rain gear , as well as civilian clothing, for example for cyclists, hikers and scouts. In addition to its function as a weatherproof item of clothing, it can be used as a tarpaulin for a wide variety of purposes. With a similar cut, it is used as a traditional item of clothing in many countries, for example:

removed too

The poncho became particularly famous in the cinema when Clint Eastwood wore it in the role of a nameless stranger in the famous spaghetti westerns For a Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and Two Glorious Scoundrels (1966).

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Grupo Folclórico Sol Argentino: "El Poncho", website with information on the origin of the word , accessed 2016.09

Web links

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Wiktionary: Poncho  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations