This section needs expansion. Aztec women like men would dress suitably for the warm and muggy climate they lived in, and like with anything in Aztec society the detail and intricacies of their clothing would often denote their status in society. For footwear, the Aztecs often wore sandals and these were called cactli. The clothing worn by the Aztec Male was simple and designed for their climate and environment.
Animal teeth, claws and feathers were used as well. The most expensive feather worn by royalty that was rumoured to be more precious than gold at that time was called Quetzal, and it comes from a bird with brilliant blue and green feather. While the Aztec masks are works or art in themselves and very memorable, the Aztec masks were not an everyday piece of fashion in this society. Masks were worn typically along with costumes when the Aztecs were doing rituals.
Each mask that they wore would represented one of the many Aztec Gods, like one of the many fertility or Aztec maize gods. Aztec women often styled their hair in a fashion called the Neaxtlahualli. This was done by braiding the hair on each side of the head that were shaped like horns. Some Aztec women would tie their long hair with scarves or adorn them with colourful headdresses. Men may also wear headdresses and symbols of their tribe or group are on it.
The clothing worn by the Aztec Male was simple and designed for their climate and environment. Their underwear at the time were loincloths called Maxtl and if the man was from a high social class, this may have additional fringes and embroidery to add flair and to denote their status.
The Aztec men would often also wear Tilmahtle or Tilma which is a triangular cape. The Tilma was used as a cloak or for carrying things and was worn over the top of the Maxtl. The design of the Tilma as in many things in Aztec society portrays the wearers social status and the more intricate and colourful it is signifies that the wearer is of high stature like a noble or a religious leader.
For footwear, the Aztecs often wore sandals and these were called cactli. Aztec women like men would dress suitably for the warm and muggy climate they lived in, and like with anything in Aztec society the detail and intricacies of their clothing would often denote their status in society.
Most Aztec women wore skirts which was called a Cueitl and were secured by sashes called Cihua Necuitlalpiloni. They wore Huipilli on top of them, with was essentially a sleeveless top that was pulled over the head, and would be adorned with various patterns and designs.
Typically Aztec children below 3 years old did not wear any clothes, the warm climate of the Aztecs home in the gulf of Mexico meant clothing was really an option rather than a necessity. Aztec warriors wore costumes that showed hierarchy, bravery or something that symbolized their group and fighting tribe.
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: 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. All warriors wore loincloths, and basic military armor called ichcahuipilli. When they were recognized by the state for their bravery in battle, 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 battle suits called Tlahuiztli; these suits were distinctively decorated for prestigious warriors and members of warrior societies.
They served as a way to identify warriors according to their achievements in battle as well as rank, alliance, and social status like priesthood or nobility. Usually made to work as a single piece of clothing with an opening in the back, they covered the entire torso and most of the extremities of a warrior, and offered added protection to the wearer.
The tlahuiztli was made with elements of animal hide, leather, and cotton. Warriors were also allowed to wear sandals as they progressed through the ranks.
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