petlachiuhqui (MH489r)

petlachiuhqui (MH489r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the occupation of woven-mat maker (petlachiuhqui) shows a black-line drawing of a woven mat in a horitontal, rectangular shape with a herringbone pattern. This mat is a petlatl). The -chiuhqui (maker) part of the occupational name is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This occupation is held by a man in this case.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Karttunen’s Interpretation: 

mats, petates, ocupación, oficios, occupation, occupations

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El que hace petates

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 489r, 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).

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