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Poncho

 

(from the Spanish poncho, borrowed from the Araucanian Indian language), a cloak made of a rectangular piece of cloth with an opening at the center for the head; a traditional garment of the Indians of South and Central America. The Quechua, Aymar, and neighboring Indians wear ponchos made of two rectangular panels of a striped woolen fabric that are not sewn together in the middle, leaving an opening for the head. Poncho-type cloaks made of fur are known among the Dayaks on the island of Kalimantan. Similar cloaks made of tapa (material from bast fiber) are worn by the Polynesians.

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Well-heeled shoppers at Burberry have gone poncho potty.
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If you like, you can also embroider designs on your poncho or sew on ribbons in colorful patterns.
The poncho has come a long way from those days of cowboy kitsch and hippy horror.
The ponchos were just one indication of the kind of support we are getting.
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However, the Met Office are forecasting rain for tomorrow and Sunday - so make sure you're kitted out with wellies and ponchos.
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Ponchos were the big fashion statement last season and that trend looks set to continue through the spring with autumn's heavier knits replaced by crochetted and other lighter-weight styles
A source revealed: "She's been knitting ponchos to give to friends as Christmas presents.
The showcased fashions this year included color mixes and layering, with ponchos, hats and gloves, in the casual and career showings.