petlachiuhqui (MH486v)

petlachiuhqui (MH486v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the occupation, petlachiuhqui (maker of woven mats) is a horizontal rectangle with a criss-crossing pattern of woven reeds. It also has a strip that runs across the top that is not woven. A woven mat is a petlatl and the -chiuqui part means maker of. Only the mat is shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres and Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

mats, petates, oficios, occupations

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

El Hacedor de Petates

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 486v, 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).