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What’s the difference? - Ruanas, Shawls, Sarapes and more!

Posted by Deirdre Murray on

What’s the difference? - Ruanas, Shawls, Sarapes and more!

A question we get pretty frequently here on BiddyMurphy.com is ‘What is a ruana and how is it different to a shawl or a wrap?’ Well apparently there are many differences and I’m here to help you find which style is best for you! Ruana: This actually came as a surprise to me but Ruana’s are originally from the Andes region of South America. The word ruana comes from the ‘Chibcha’ meaning “Lord of Blankets”. They are usually square or rectangle shaped with a head hole and a slit from that hole down the middle to the edge. They’re very...

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