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Vintage Cochabamba Bolivian Poncho 44" x 53"

$1,295.00
SKU: BOL7004
Size:
44" x 53"
Brand:
Bolivia
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    Vintage Cochabamba Bolivian Poncho 44" x 53"
    A favorite story of Cochabamba History,
    In 1812, Cochabamba was the site of a riot against the Spanish Army. On May 27, thousands of women took up arms against the Spanish. According to historian Nathaniel Aguirre: "From Cochabamba, many men have fled. Not one woman. On the hillside, a great clamor. Cochabamba's plebeian women, at bay, fight from the center of a circle of fire. Surrounded by five thousand Spaniards, they resist with battered tin guns and a few arquebuses; and they fight to the last yell, whose echoes will resound throughout the long war for independence. Whenever his army weakens, General Manuel Belgrano will shout those words which never fail to restore courage and spark anger. The general will ask his vacillating soldiers: 'Are the women of Cochabamba present?"
    To celebrate their bravery, Bolivia now marks May 27 as Mother's Day

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