Poncho


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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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