aug 22, 1500 - 158 Ruler’s feather headdress
(probably of Motecuhzoma II)
Feathers (quetzal and cotinga) and gold
After conquest, these feather workers are then used to create other items,including Catholic imagery and materials like a chalice cover, using their skills from making headdresses.
Quetzal birds only have about two tail feathers per bird. Found in Costa Rica. This eludes to long distance trade
Also shows the tribute items that are sent back to the capital Tenochtitlan. Things like luxury goods like feathers, textiles, cacao, shells.
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