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A Rebozo is one of the oldest Mexican women garments that are still used today by millions of Mexican women. The Rebozo is rectangular garment used by Mexican women for centuries. It can vary in length from 1.5m to 3m or longer and it looks like a big scarf or a shawl. Traditionally it has been used for carrying the goods to the market, children, wood, groceries, etc.
This great peace of traditional Mexican clothing is rectangular in shape and is made from cotton, silk, wool or articela.
Rebozos vary greatly in size, anywhere from 5 to 10 feet and they can be found in virtually any colors however red, white, green, blue and yellow are the most common.
Since the Rebozos are one of the most popular Mexican trademarks they are made all over Mexico and even beyond the Mexican borders. However, the most prized Rebozos are the ones made in Oaxaca and San Luis Patosi.
The Rebozo's prices ranges anywhere from few dollars up to few hundred dollars. The price depends on the material from which the Rebozo is made and the manufacturer (brand).
In Mexico the Rebozos are used for more than one thing depending on who is carrying them, where they are carrying them and why.
The peasant Mexican women use the Rebozos to carry groceries and infants. The urban Mexican women use them as scarves or shawls whereas the Mexican ladies use the rebozos solely as garment accessory (ornament) that goes over their shoulders.
Since the Rebozo is distinctly Mexican garment it is used in traditional Mexican dances and celebrations.
Nowadays, the Rebozos are very popular in many countries around the world and they are used my millions of women around the Planet as shawls or beach wraps.
In fact, nowadays it is almost impossible to be at the beach and not see Mexican Rebozo wrapped around some woman's waist.
As you can see Rebozos are vary practical and can be used for many different purposes which is why you should definitely get one; and the best place to buy the authentic peace of Mexican clothing is of course Mexico.
The upper class uses the rebozo as a scarf or as an ornament whereas the Mexican peasant women still use it for many things like those numbered above. This is the reason why the price of the rebozo’s can be a few dollars or a few hundred of dollars.