Mexican Fashion Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157878100

Published: June 10th 2010

Paperback

38 pages


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Mexican Fashion  by  Books LLC

Mexican Fashion by Books LLC
June 10th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 38 pages | ISBN: 9781157878100 | 4.78 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Mexican Clothing, Mexican Fashion Designers, Poncho, ManuelMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Mexican Clothing, Mexican Fashion Designers, Poncho, Manuel Cuevas, Sombrero, Jos Mara Torre, Eduardo Lucero, Rebozo, Mario Moya, Huarache, Baja Jacket.

Excerpt: A poncho is an outer garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from a watertight material, to keep dry during rain. It was created by the ancient peoples of the Andes and is now known in over 150 countries over the world. The poncho is essentially a single large sheet of fabric with an opening in the center for the head. Rainproof ponchos normally are fitted with fasteners to close the sides once the poncho is draped over the body, with openings provided for the arms- many have hoods attached to ward off wind and rain.

Alternative ponchos are now designed as fashion items. They are the same shape but of different material. They are designed to look fashionable and provide warmth while remaining breathable and comfortable, rather than to ward off wind and rain. These are often made out of wool or yarn, knitted or crocheted. Ponchos with festive designs or colors can be worn at special events as well. The modern American rain poncho was invented in Baltimore, Maryland in 1958. The poncho, commonly associated with the Americas, has spread worldwide. As traditional clothing, the local names and variants are: The poncho was first used on a regular basis in the 1850s by Aaron Fletcher in the Great Plains.

These early military ponchos were made of gutta percha muslin, a latex-coated, waterproof cloth. Ponchos made of gutta-percha or India rubber coated cloth were officially adopted during the American Civil War, both as rain clothing and as a ground sheet for sleeping. While originally intended for cavalry forces, they were widely used by infantry as well- General Shermans Unio...

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