Los paños or "Handkerchiefs"
Opening positions: Monarca and malinche begin in back. Before the music starts, each pair of danzantes prepares by grasping the two ends of a scarf between them. They are facing forward.
Opening sequence: Rather than the standard sequence, there are only the turns: turn out, turn in, each pair going under the scarf they share.
The monarca and malinche are the last to pass under the bridge. They thus end at the front between the lines of dancers.
Section 3: The danzantes kneel or squat, each pair still holding the scarf between them. Monarca and malinche repeat their circling tour starting this time with the right line. The danzantes stand briefly for the hueltas, once when monarca and malinche reach the end of the right line, again when they have returned up front.
Section 4: The men kneel again after the turns and lay their scarves, still held between each pair of dancers, on the ground. The monarca and malinche dance up the center between the two lines, stepping over the scarves. Between each scarf, monarca and malinche, individually, turn, both ways.
Closing Sequence: When monarca and malinche have stepped over all the scarves and are at the back of the lines, the danzantes put away their scarves and stand for hueltas. In a pedestrian walk, they cast out and file to the back where they pick up the monarca and malinche. All dance forward together. The standard closing sequence then begins.