Sentence Examples

  • An important branch of this industry is the manufacture of " zarapes " (called ponchos " in other parts of Spanish America) - a blanket slit in the centre for the head to pass through, and worn in place of a coat by men of the lower classes.
  • They are not used as beasts of burden like llamas, but are valued only for their wool, of which the Indian blankets and ponchos are made.
  • The vicuna also is celebrated for its wool, which the natives weave into beautiful and costly ponchos (blanket cloaks) and other wearing apparel.
  • Cashmere, baize, waterproof ponchos of fine wool and silk, and many other fabrics are made by the Indians of the Andean departments.
  • The woollen "zarapes" or "ponchos" of Saltillo are among the finest produced in Mexico.

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