Red Poncho of Casentino Wool

For three generations, one family is devoted to keeping alive the traditions of making unique Tuscan fabric, which is manifested in this exclusive handmade red poncho. The rough finish is achieved by brushing the wool with metal combs, and the result is exceptionally warm and water resistant. Back in medieval times, the peasants of the Casentino valley of Tuscany were forbidden by the Florentine wool guild from making fine, finished fabric. So the wool they made for their own use had a nubby texture, which lucky for them, proved to be far warmer and more durable than anything worn by the nobles. Today, Casentino wool is considered a luxury product. (Lobster and veal were once the foods of the lower classes too!) This handmade red poncho faultlessly blends together style and comfort through its luxurious material along with its stunning color. Indulge in our lavish red poncho. Carefully and exclusively handcrafted just for you, this poncho is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Each red poncho handcrafted of Casentino wool measures 38 inches by 38 inches and fits most sizes.
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