Saturday, March 8, 2008
Wikepedia says: A poncho is a simple garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from an impermeable material, to keep dry during rain. It is essentially a single large sheet of fabric with an opening for the head and sometimes for the arms. Some ponchos, especially those made to ward off rain, also have hoods attached.
Alternative ponchos are now designed as fashion accessories. They are the same shape but of different material. They are designed to look fashionable and be loose and comfortable, rather than ward off cold 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.
Galilee Silks makes ponchos out of hand painted Silk Crepe Georgette. Our ponchos are breezy light weight, bright in color with large floral or abstract patterns handpaintyed on front and back. Real eye catchers!!