Country markets are where you’re most likely to see people in traditional dress. There, some elderly men still wear the white cottons that blend Spanish and native styles. Absolutely necessary for men is the Spanish-origin straw sombrero (literally, shade-maker) on their heads, loose white cotton shirt and pants, and leather huaraches on their feet.
Women’s dress, by contrast, is more colorful. It can include a huipil (long, sleeveless dress) embroidered in bright floral and animal motifs, and a handwoven enredo (wraparound skirt that identifies the wearer with a locality). A faja (waist sash) and, in winter, a quechquémitl (shoulder cape) complete the ensemble.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Puerto Vallarta, 7th edition