Clay stamp which is dipped into paint dye for decorating cloth and the body. Dyes were made from charcoal, cinnabar and other substances. This item was one of the many prominent items commercially traded by the Pochteca traders.
|Full Name||stamp (pintadera)|
|Common Name||clay stamp|
|Collection class||Tools for farm and craft|
|Production continent||Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Production year high||c.1500|
|Function detail||Clay stamp which is dipped into paint dye for decorating cloth and the body. Dyes were made from charcoal, cinnabar and other substances.Ref: Moctezuma, E.M. & Olguin, F.S., 2002, The Aztecs London: Royal Academy of Arts p.415|