Cuextecatl

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Scope note
Describes a complete entry-level Nahua warrior's costume consisting of a feathered encasing body suit with a conical copilli headpiece. It was the most commonly depicted type in tribute rolls of the Triple Alliance and was made in a variety of colors. Usually decorated with a double rectangular figure known as "hawk scratches" and paired with the crescent-shaped yacameztli nose plate as well as other attributes associated with the Huastecs. It was not actually included in tribute from Huastec region, but from twenty other culturally and geographically diverse provinces of the Triple Alliance instead.
Cuextecatl
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024