The humble Latin American poncho may have started out as a simple outer garment, but it has since evolved into a cultural icon for many Mexican and other Latin American costumes. The poncho originally was used to help protect the people who lived in the desert regions of Mexico and Central America from relentless sun and the occasional downpour of rain. Though it was such a successful garment and such a great vehicle for creative color schemes that it has morphed into a pop culture icon.
Authentic Latin American ponchos have become so popular that even kids want to get in on the fun. Though they aren’t typically an adjustable garment. This means that adult-size ponchos rarely fit little kids comfortably. That’s where this child-size poncho comes perfectly into play. Best of all, it’s made from soft synthetic polyester blends, which are not as itchy as the wool traditional ponchos are made from.