Ponchos

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A poncho is the typical dress in Peru. It’s been around for a very long time, even before the Incas, and the word poncho was derived from the Quechua word Punchu. It’s described as a simple design coat; a rectangular piece of thick fabric with a hole in the center for the head. The cloth is dropped onto the body and since it doesn’t need sleeves, you can move your hands freely inside the poncho. Fibers from Alpaca are the best material to make ponchos and as such, it’s played a significant role in Peruvian history.