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  1. 1. Aztec clothing
  2. 2. Everyday dress • The basic garment for males was a breechcloth, called maxtlatl in Nahuatl. The maxtlatl would often be worn under a cloak or cape called tilmahtli also called tilma in Spanish and English). Various styles of tilmatli existed which served to indicate the status of the wearer. • Aztec women wore a blouse called huīpīlli also called huipil in Spanish and English) and a skirt called cuēitl. Women kept their skirt on them with a sash called a cihua necuitlalpiloni . In the Classical Nahuatl language, the couplet cuēitl huīpīlli "skirt and blouse" was used metaphorically to mean "woman".[citation needed] • The Aztecs wore different clothes depending on their age. Children younger than three wore no clothes. From age three and up, girls wore blouses and boys wore capes.From age four and up, girls additionally wore short skirts. From age five and up, the girls' short skirts was replaced with a longer skirts. At age 13, boys finally started wearing loin cloths. • Sandals, called cactli, were a sign of status. They were largely restricted to noble males. Those who entered temples or appeared before the emperor were required to be barefoot.
  3. 3. Hairstyles • Aztec woman wore hair in two braids that projected in the front like horns and this hairstyle was called neaxtlāhualli.
  4. 4. Jewelry • The Aztec (women and men) would tend to always decorate themselves with gold bangles, necklaces, chokers, etc. Such jewelry was worn to show how wealthy one was; a poor or unwealthy Aztec would tend to wear less jewelry than an Aztec of higher placing and wealth. • The jewelry worn by the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca people was rich in variety and quite beautiful. Without metalworking skills, Mayans made jewelry from many other materials. Mayan men wore nose ornaments, earplugs, and lip plugs made of bone, wood, shells, and stones, including jade, topaz, and obsidian. Necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and headgear were made with jaguar and crocodile teeth, jaguar claws, and feathers. Mayan women and children wore less elaborate necklaces and earrings of similar materials. • Aztecs and Incas perfected metalworking to a great art. Gold and silver jewelry was worn alongside ornaments made of feathers, shells, leather, and stones. Among the Aztecs, laws about which ornaments could be worn were strictly enforced. Only royalty could wear headdresses with gold and quetzal (a bird with brilliant blue-green feathers that reach three feet in length) feathers, for example. The weaving tradition, so important to Incas, helped create beautiful woven headdresses. Inca emperors wore woven hats trimmed with gold and wool tassels or topped with plumes, or showy feathers. Incas also created elaborate feather decorations for men: headbands made into crowns of feathers, collars around the neck, and chest coverings. In addition, wealthy Inca men wore large gold and silver pendants hung on their chests, disks attached to their hair and shoes, and bands around their arms and wrists. Inca women adorned themselves simply with a metal fastening for their cloak called a tupu. The head of their tupu was decorated with paint or silver, gold, or copper bells.
  5. 5. Battle costume • All warriors wore basic loincloths. When they were recognized by the state for their bravery in battle or killing a large number of opponents, their status increased (regardless of original class) and they were rewarded with shell and glass beaded jewelry. If the warrior was more honored or a higher rank, they would wear Jaguar or Eagle costumes in battle.
  6. 6. ordinary soldiers priest mercenaries
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