This beautiful poncho features a traditional "Celtic Cross" design that is hundreds of years old. The cross with a circle has been popularly known as a "Celtic Cross" since around 1850. The form itself evolved between the 4th and 9th century. Also known as "The Irish Cross" or "The Irish High Cross" this type of cross is now associated with Celtic heritage. Use of the phrase "Celtic Cross" is an acknowledgment that the form is not only Irish, but was and is shared by Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and other regions that were influenced by early Celtic Christianity.* Source www.CeltArts.com. Poncho is made from lightweight rayon.