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The incredibly detailed and skillful carving of Chalchiuhtlicue, an goddess associated with maize, reflects the importance of such a figure and its significance in Aztec culture. (framing her head are two cotton tassels)

Inca Stories Fields2 • Chalchiuhtlicue • Fey Series Sand

This full-length figure, either Quetzalcoatl or a Hauxtec ruler, reflects the fusion of the Aztec and Huaxtec cultures in the patterns and shapes of the clothing.

Originally the headdress of the figure would have had five vertical flower pistils as well as two tassels and rings at each ear. The figure is Macuilxochitl, (whose name means five flower) the god of music and dance.