cacchiuhqui (MH504v)

cacchiuhqui (MH504v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the occupation of shoemaker (cacchiuhqui) is not glossed in this particular case, but we have taken the word from glosses associated with very similar glyphs in the same manuscript, the Matrícula de Huexotzinco. This glyph shows a sandal-like shoe in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. A string for tying the shoe seems to come from the toe to the site of what would be the ankle. At the site of the heel there is a protective piece of (what is most likely) leather. Perpendicular to the shoe is a tool, pointed at the tip and with a round ball at the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See other examples of shoes below. The ties can appear to be red leather straps. The heel backing is sometimes a mesh-like texture.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


shoemaker, shoes, occupations, oficios, zapatos, sandalias, cacles, huaraches

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

el zapatero

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).