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The history of the Sombrero

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Alexis Gonzalez

on 6 February 2014

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The history of the Sombrero
It was believed, the first sombrero was discovered in the 15th century. The first people to wear the sombrero hat were the Mestizo workers in Mexico and southern U.S.
It was used as a practical hat to keep the sun away from their face. However others believe it was the Guadalajara (horseback riders) who designed the hat as part of their uniform to represent “strength and power”.
A sombrero is a hat. It is used in many different ways. It comes in multiple colors and patterns.
What is a sombrero?
Who was first?
The word sombrero comes from the word "sombra". Which means Shade, or shadow, and is used as protection from the sun.
What does it mean?
Effect on economy?
The higher class men wore expensive sombreros made out of white, grey or tan felt with different designs and peasants wore cheaper sombreros made from straw.
Fun Facts
The sombrero was associated with the cartoon character Speedy Gonzales, a Mexican mouse who wore a yellow sombrero.
Pop quiz!!
What century was it believed that sombreros were made?
Who wore sombreros made of straw?
why were the used?
I made sombrero cookies, you're welcome.
The sombrero today, is worn by mariachi band members, folk dancers and for traditional costumes. The beautiful colors and designs also make sombreros an ideal ornament as a symbol of Mexican historical culture by being placed on a walls as decoration within homes and restaurants.
What about today?
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