Afife Winter Poncho
Winter poncho, made with the regional blue winter scarf, hand knitted antiallergic wool collar and silk fringe.
Afife is a parish in Viana do Castelo that, according to the archaeologist José Bouça, the origin of the name is Roman, from Aff-hyphae, which means "hair soup".
This is because, at the time when Júlio César's legion invaded the Portuguese lands, massacring the populations and raping Portuguese maidens and ladies, they tortured themselves in order to escape. They disfigured their own faces and cut their hair, hiding their locks in the chain of a fountain, lest they be stained by the enemy's impure lips. Later, the soldiers, to quench their thirst, went to the fountain and refreshed their lips with the damsels' wet hair, resulting in the expression: hair soup.
*The wool collar is customizable, you can choose the color you want.
*Cotton scarf and collar and silk fringe