Mexican poncho for women made in Grazalema. Elegant and confortable clothes.
Dimensions 140 x 120 cm.
Composition: extrafine high quality merino wool 100%
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Ponchos originate from the items of clothing worn by horsemen who were given the task of herding livestock on ranches and farms. Upon mounting a horse, the poncho became a comfortable item as it completely covered the rider while at the same time allowing for easy control of the reins and protection from the cold and rain. Nowadays, ponchos have transformed into both a quality and elegant item for the modern woman in urban social scenes.
The factory has a museum which holds machinery from the 19th century. It can be visited during working hours from Monday to Friday.
Nowadays, wool is thought of as an ecological material from a natural resource. It is both sustainable and biodegradable while at the same time being renewable each year. The physical properties of wool fibers allow for excellent insulation and elasticity and its chemical components make it breathable and absorbent. Furthermore, we mustn’t forget its historical importance and it has been one of the most valued primary resources by humankind.
We recommend washing Grazalema wool blankets by hand in cold water and using a neutral detergent in a bathtub or similar. Drain the blanket or poncho in the bathtub until it has released all the water completely and in a natural manner. Hand it out at night to avoid the sun. Never use hot water or washers and dryers. The item will become damaged in these cases. Do not beat or rub the item while washing.
Grazalema is town situated in the heart of the mountains of Cadiz and is famous for its weather, its pine forests and the quality of its blankets and ponchos which date back centuries.