Details of the folklore costume were informed by Mrs. Praxedes Milla and her son Miguel Milla both from the village of Guajiniquil. Thanks to the help of the engineer Julio Neyder Castillo and Mrs. Nohemy Castillo (uncle and mother of the Johann), also originating from Concepción Intibucá after a series of visits to that community to fully document the original fashion of the costume used in mid-1800 in the municipality.
We discovered on the third day of our work that Mrs. Praxedes Milla she kept a beautiful version of the dress. This allowed us a close look at the details of the dress. Mrs. Praxedes Milla told us that the Guajiniquil costume was used by the ladies and gentlemen on Saturdays, a day on which people from the surrounding area visited the town center to shop at the market and to visit friend (this tradition is still alive in the municipality of Concepción). The outfit was also used to dance in the celebrations of the festival of the patron saints, December 8 for the Virgin of Conception or the conchita, and the 18th for the virgin of the remedies.
We talked with Mrs. Praxedes that as the years went by the slats, the lace, the length of the skirts and their stirrings were lost. She talked about the beauty of the ladies and how gallant the gentlemen looked. They ordered these outfits to be made in the village of Jiquinlaca, where the tailors lived by tradition.
The woman's costume
Made of fabrics of a single background or flowered, the woman's costume consists of skirt and blouse, both of the same color.
The skirt is with a bell cut and consists of two flights at the end of it. The flights are decorated on the edge with white lace if the fabric is colored or colored lace if the fabric is white on the same thin slat of the same color of the lace on the two flights all around 3 lines of slat of the same color of the lace the first goes on setting the first flight and is of greater width the other two go up and are the middle of the bottom , that is to say if the thick slat is one inch, the two slender ones are of average, placed in order.
The blouse is V-neck-shaped and rounded back, with a three-peaked gorge at the front and a V-shaped back on the edge it takes lace equal to Q on the flights of the skirt and on slat is lined with an edge over slat that surrounds the entire gorge , and one more line of slat decorating the whole gorge, the two peaks of the front face on a same frame that is bordered by lace and thick slat with 4 decorative buttons on the side opposite the sleeves are short and panty with a V-shaped edge and in the termination the detail of the slat overflowed in the socket.
The blouse is V-neck-shaped and rounded back, with a three-peaked gorge two to the front and one V-shaped back on the edge carries lace as well as on the skirt flights and on slat is lined with a more slat edge surrounding the entire gorge , and one more line of slat decorating the whole gorge, the two peaks of the front face on a same frame that is bordered by lace and thick slat with 4 decorative buttons on the side opposite the sleeves are short and panty with a V-shaped edge and in the termination the detail of the slat overflowed in the socket.
As accessories, the woman in the neck used a combined camándula of preference with the dress, natural seed earrings, for Saturday use and can also be used with gold earrings, silver or fantasy mainly gilded and adapted Cambrayón to use in the festivities that were held in the large municipal hall of the town. On the head a braided bun and supported with a comb, when they went out in the day also wore hats since it is an arid zone and the girls cared for their skin, and for the parties the girls rolled their hair with laces and then when removing them was curly and wore loosely moored at the top with a comb decorated with beaded ribbons and flowers , was used with Cuban-heeled shoes and strap, and also with sandals, for fairs used flowers discreetly on the bun supported with the Combs cap style and combined with the dress, braid rolled over the bun or loose on the right side or back.
The man's costume
The man's costume consists of trousers and shirt can be combined being the trousers stronger than the color of the shirt, that is blue with celeste, dark green with light green, khaki with cream, dark grey or black with light grey or other combinations. The trousers are dark-colored tailor's dress of straight seams, straight bags on the front and back with normal girdles and without plises.
The shirt is formal dress and clear colors on the chest carries a rectangle on each side and at the top and bottom of the rectangle wears a edge of the color of the trousers, the reinforced section is the overall color of the shirt the stitched tucks pointing outward on each side and the same edge carries in the fist and a line Q crosses all the back forming a V , the collar of the shirt is normal and the buttons are small and transparent.
As accessories, the man may have high-rushed top-cup hat, white-folded scarf in the right bag of trousers, black shoes or ankle boots, black sash, with machete Embainado, for Saturday use, and for the holidays was worn without a hat and no machete.