Anonymous asked: Could you show us some ACTUAL GENUINE Aztec patterns and such?
No need to yell.
The correct term for “Aztec” (as in, the ethnic group) is Nahua, perhaps specifically the Mexicas. They live primarily in Central Mexico in states such as Puebla, Morelos, and Guerrero.
The patterns that are commonly labelled as Aztec are mere geometrical alignments.
This, however, is actually Mexica:
This is Paola. She is the last woman alive who knows how to make the distinctive huipil (the top garment) of her Nahua community in the Tehuacan Valley in Puebla.
Here is another huipil, this one from Santa Ana Tzacuala in Hidalgo.
The patterns on each huipil were specific to each community.
Or, you could, I don’t know, read what I actually wrote as the intro to this blog and google “Mexica” yourself instead of yelling at me over anonymous.
Im from a bus ride away from Tehuacan, used to go there with my mom when i was little.
being from Tecaltzingo Puebla, almost smack in the middle between Tecamachalco and Tehuacan.
found this on youtube also:
at 1:30 to 1:40 you get to see my old house.
i love youtube for this and google earth. takes where i want to go visit.