huilana (MH558v)

huilana (MH558v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

The image for this element, the verb huilana, to drag, is shared with the compound Tlahuilan, which refers to something that is being dragged (in this case, a horizontal beam, probably a huapalli). The act of dragging involves a rope or cord (probably a I), which is shown here attached to the piece of wood and in what may be a bird's eye view. The rope or cord seems to be twisted. A (left) hand touches the cord or rope, adding to the action.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


drag, dragging, pulling, arrastrar, vigas, pull, jalar, jalando, arrastrando

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