Aztec

Clothing was an expression of: social class, gender and role in society, age and religion.  The more wealth or prestiege one had the more eleborate their clothing would be.

Materials:

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Ornaments:

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  • gold
  • fur
  • feathers
  • jewlery
  • bone
  • wood
  • shellsImage result for Aztec ancient dress

Masks: worn for rituals

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Hair:  women: neaxlahualli.  Braids.  Headdresses

Men’s clothing:

  • Maxtl: loincloth
  • Tilmahtle / Tilma.  Triangular cape.  conveys social statusImage result for Aztec women in traditional dress

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Women’s clothing:
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  • Cueitl: skirs
  • Cihua Necuitlalpiloni: sashes
  • Huiplilli: sleeveless blouse

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For Battle:

  • warriors clothing displayed heirarchy and bravery.
  • hero’s got most lavish clothing
  • animal costumes provided strength of the animal they would wear

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Resources

Azetc Clothes Ancient Aztec clothing

 

 

 

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