Native Mexican and pre-Hispanic civilizations mainly used bark and agave fibers to make clothes. Silk and wool were introduced much later by the Spanish.
Generally, cotton is used for huipil, but at times, wool is used as well. Here, rectangular strips of cloth are cut in varied lengths, either long or short, wide or narrow. The fabric is woven and embellished with motifs that tell a story of the old folklore.
The poncho is a ubiquitous garment that has made a comeback in the fashion scene. Generally, one can find the use of handwoven cloth in the creation of the quechquémitl, aka serape.
The rebozo is rectangular in shape and is made of cotton, silk, wool, or articela. It is also worn as a shawl/scarf; sometimes, women also use it to carry goods to the market.
The design of the lower half is also fancy and in many tiers. This kind of dress is long and flared, and has little puffed sleeves. It became famous as the Boho dress, later on.
Skirts are the most well-known part of Mexican clothing; they are generally rectangular in shape and are known by different names, depending on their region of origin. The skirt is usually an ankle-length and is worn by wrapping it around the body and tucking one part of it towards the inside.