chitatli (MH542r)

chitatli (MH542r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the noun chitatli (net bag) shows a frontal view of a mesh bag with a looping handle. The mesh consists of crossing black lines. The looping handle and the border of the bag is red.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A very similar glyph appears in TLACHIA, and it is described as a "redezilla para lleuar de comer por el camino."

The Smithsonian' National Museum of the American Indian publishes a photo of a net bag that was owned by a Nahua man, Rodolfo Celestino Solis, born ca. 1950. It has a wooden border and palm-frond cordage.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)

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

una bolsa de red

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 542r, World Digital Library,

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).