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Jorongos and Gabanes

The traditional Mexican Jorongo is known by many names and few people know what a "jorongo" really is and commonly call it a "poncho" or "sarape".

A "jorongo" is the traditional garment hand woven like a blanket and with a hole woven in the middle so that it can be worn. In the State of Michoacán it is also referred to as a "gaban". However, a "gaban" is usually a standard wearing size whereas a "jorongo" is larger and is often used for special occasions or riding horseback.

"Poncho", which is commonly used in the US and other countries to refer to this garment, is actually a South American word.

The word "sarape" is sometimes used indiscriminately for either the jorongo or a blanket, but is properly a blanket with a hand woven pattern or design.

At El Jorongo we are pleased to be able to provide our customers with some of the finest hand woven 100% wool jorongos and gabanes as well as top quality hand woven jorongos and gabanes in acrylic and cotton. We can offer you Custom Design Jorongos with your name or initials woven into the jorongo itself in addition to the color and pattern you choose. We also weave jorongos to order for groups and do Custom Design Ruanas Charras either individually or for "escaramuzas".

In additon to the Mexican Soccer Team jorongos for sale on this page we can also weave any American Football Team jorongo in the same fine quality.

More jorongos and gabanes may be seen at:
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JORONGOS & GABANES

 
GABAN FINO DE ACRILAN

This gaban is tightly hand woven in acrylic on a cotton warp.The pattern is a traditional Greca in white on a black and red background with a black and white Diamond that stretches across the shoulders at the neck opening . It measures 41 inches wide by 42 inches long when being worn and the total length is 84 inches.

Color
$30.00 for Gaban Fino de Acrilan

 

 
JORONGO MICHOACANO DE GRECA DE T
 

The traditional hand woven Michoacán Greca de T Jorongo in 100% natural wool. The difficulty of this pattern is advanced and only the experienced weavers have perfected the distribution of laurel leaves, Greca de T, Diamond and "velitas"in a jorongo that measures 40 inches wide by 40 inches long when being worn and has a total length of 80 inches plus 10 inches of fringe on either end. Also available in 52" wide by 80 inches long plus fringe (XL).
Color
$85.00 for Jorongo Michoacano de Greca de T
Color
$120.00 for Jorongo Michoacano de Greca de T

 

JORONGO DE GRECA DE T DE CHARRO

This beautiful Jorongo is hand woven with the traditional Charros' Greca de T in hand-dyed Red and Black with Ivory detail. The Diamond pattern stretches across the shoulders and the Greca de T across the bottom is double. One of our finest pieces in either 100% Natural Criollo Wool or 100% Merino Wool. It measures 52 inches wide by 40 inches long plus 10 inches of fringe when worn or 80 inches plus fringe total length.

Color
$220.00 for Merino Wool Greca de T de Charro

Color
$120.00 for Natural Criollo Wool Greca de T de Charro
SOCCER TEAM JORONGOS

These jorongos are hand woven in fine acrilan on a cotton warp with the embroidered logo of each of the major Mexican soccer teams. The perfect gift or buy it for yourself! Measures 36 inches long when worn by 37 inches wide plus 4 inches of fringe.Please see the other Soccer Team Jorongos below.

Team

$28.00 for Soccer Team Jorongo

CUSTOM ORDER JORONGOS
The following custom order Jorongos are just a few of the many we have hand woven over the past 39 years. We include them to give you an idea of the possibilities if you would like to custom order a jorongo as a gift or for yourself.

GRECA DE T WITH LAUREL LEAVES
in Ivory, Black & Burgundy was $150 in Criollo Wool in 40" x 80"

GRECA DE L WITH GUAJES
in Ivory, Navy & Gray was $257 in Merino Wool in 52" x 84"

GRECA DE DAVID ZAIZER WITH WOLVES
in Ivory with Black Border and Multi-color pattern was $300 in Merino Wool in 40" x 80"

DANCE OF THE OLD MEN in Red, Blue & Ivory
was $65 in Criollo Wool in 40" x 80"

HORSE HEAD & HORSE SHOE GRECA in Oxford, Ivory &Red
was $300 in Merino Wool in 52" x 84"

GRECA DE T WITH LAUREL LEAVES
in Oxford, Ivory, Red & Gray was $180 in Merino Wool in 40" x 80"

GRECA DE HERRADURAS
in Black, Red & Ivory was $300 in 52" x 84"

1800'S SALTILLO in Ivory with Multi-colors was $750 in 52" x 84"


DANCE OF THE OLD MEN WITH DOUBLE GRECA
in Blue, Black & Ivory was $85 in 40" x 80"

CHAIN OF CROSSES
in Natural Black, White & Red in Criollo Wool was $150 in 52" x 84"

CHIVAS SOCCER TEAM MONARCAS SOCCER TEAM
GRECA DE L in Gray, Ivory & Natural Black in Criollo wool was $120 in 52" x 84" AMERICA SOCCER TEAM CRUZ AZUL SOCCER TEAM

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Av. L. Cárdenas #521, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán 61600 México
Tel/Fax: 011-52-434-342-0924 from outside Mexico.
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