Shawl vs Ruana - What's the difference?

shawl | ruana |


As nouns the difference between shawl and ruana

is that shawl is a square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders while ruana is an outer garment typical of the andes region of venezuela and colombia, and resembling a poncho.

As a verb shawl

is to wrap in a shawl.

shawl

English

Noun

(wikipedia shawl) (en noun)
  • A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.
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    Derived terms

    * beshawled

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wrap in a shawl.
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    ruana

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia ruana)
  • An outer garment typical of the Andes region of Venezuela and Colombia, and resembling a poncho.