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The inevitable becoming of the poncho.

In South America, and in Argentina, poncho is a typical garment that accompanies us throughout our history.


Our   folklore  is full of different elements that make the country's  traditional  culture , some have to do with dance, music, Costumbres.Clothing, of course, is part of that  folklore , part of what makes us what we are. In South America, and in Argentina,  poncho is a typical garment that accompanies us at every moment in our history.First, the  indigenous peoples , and the  gauchos , then, used the  poncho to shelter themselves from the cold — of coursendash;, but not only. Over time, the  poncho has had different uses.  Gaucho used it as a protection against the cold, rain and weeds of the territory, and as a sleeping blanket. But it was also useful for the fight and in battles, as he used it to wrap his hand in which he did not wear the knife.In Argentina, each province has a particular model of  poncho . Each town was imposing its brand on it, through different reasons and techniques.  Argentinian poncho styles differ in both clothing materials and designs, and many regions are proud to have a typical model.Today we see them, too, in haute couture parades. A chic  version that would make gauchos, aborigines and Creoles twist in the tomb for the inevitable evolution of culture.

Publication Date: 21/05/2018

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