Mexican adult Saltillo style poncho. Traditional, lightweight and very colourful – perfect for summer. Unisex one size fits all. Measures 72″ x 37″ unfolded. Made of a fine knit acrylic.
While many outsiders view Mexico as though it was a single monolithic country – there are dozens of states in Mexico, each with distinct geography and culture that has guided the development of clothing and style. In the Northernmost reaches of Mexico, for example, ponchos are wildly different in appearance from the ponchos that you might find farther south towards Central America. Not only are the ponchos of Northern Mexico more vibrant in color, they are also ultra-rugged since they were designed to be worn by ranchers and cattle herders through the unpredictable weather of the arid plains and deserts.
Since Saltillo is so close to the Texas border, Saltillo ponchos were heavily featured in westerns and in popular culture of the American frontier – so they are the designs that most people think of when they envision Mexican ponchos. Our Saltillo poncho is brightly colored with stripes of various hues horizontal across the whole poncho. The Saltillo poncho is primarily a “hot weather” poncho – and it is very light-weight compared to some of the heavy wool ponchos of southern Mexico and South America.
Our Saltillo poncho keeps close to the roots of Mexican ponchos, and it is authentically designed for the best possible representation of the frontier aesthetic. Make sure to order one of these ponchos before the summer rolls around – and take it to outdoor events, sporting events, and concerts to keep you cool and dry in the summer heat. Our Saltillo-style ponchos are made from a durable fine-knit acrylic so you can wash them easily without having to worry that they will shrink, and they should keep their bright color for years.
Red Multi-Color, Blue Multi-Color, Green Multi-Color