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Encyclopedia > Ponchos
Typical Andes poncho in a flea market in Genoa, Italy
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Typical Andes poncho in a flea market in Genoa, Italy
Actor Clint Eastwood as "The Man With No Name," wearing his famous green poncho (Due to film aging, it appears brown in this photo)
Actor Clint Eastwood as "The Man With No Name," wearing his famous green poncho (Due to film aging, it appears brown in this photo)

A poncho is a simple garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from an impermeable materia, 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. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 199 KB) Summary Poncho fotografato in un mercatino di Natale a Genova Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Poncho Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 199 KB) Summary Poncho fotografato in un mercatino di Natale a Genova Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Poncho Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... The Andes between Chile and Argentina Computer generated image of the Andes, made from a digital elevation model with a resolution of 30 arcseconds The Andes is a vast mountain range forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. ... Location within Italy Christopher Columbus monument in Piazza Aquaverde Genoa (Italian Genova, Genoese Zena, French Gênes, German Genua, Spanish Génova, Galician Xénova) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. ... Screenshot of Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly This work is copyrighted. ... Screenshot of Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly This work is copyrighted. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... The Man with No Name is a stock character in western films, but the term usually applies specifically to the character(s) played by American actor Clint Eastwood in spaghetti westerns films of Sergio Leone. ... Rain falling For other uses see Rain (disambiguation). ...


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. This article is about yarn fiber. ...


While a traditional clothing in the whole world it's nowadays a standard in military field uniforms, as a raincoat for wandering and biking. Traditional and more local names and variants are:

  • Poncho, most of Latin America, Spain and worldwide
  • Chamanto, central Chile,
  • Jorongo, Mexico
  • Kotze or "Wetterfleck" in Austria, Switzerland and Bavaria, dark green or brown clothing for hunting
  • Paenula, in the old Rome, some kind of cape or jacket
  • Kasel or Pluviale, catholic church clothing
  • Pelerine, Redingote and Cape, weatherjacket without arms
  • "Gurgel(Clothing)" in the Middle Age, short, sometimes with hood
  • Langtree Coat This poncho is a symbolism of the langtree movement.

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Poncho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (349 words)
A poncho is a simple garment designed to keep the body warm, or if made from an impermeable material, to keep dry during rain.
In the infantry of Australia and the UK, a poncho is a shelter half that may also serve as a raincoat or as an individual shelter.
In operations in which ponchos are used, one is carried by each person, and when combined with another forms a two-person tent.
Poncho Sanchez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
Poncho Sanchez (born October 30, 1951) is a Latin jazz artist, salsa singer, band leader and conguero (conga player).
The youngest of eleven children, Poncho Sanchez was born in Laredo, Texas and raised in Norwalk, California.
Tjader's wishes were honored, and Poncho Sanchez went on to produce 18 albums for the label, eventually garnering a Grammy for his work.
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