Guadalupe Missions

Tilma

“Guadalupedia” Post:

Pronounced “teel-mah”.

A single rectangular garment worn by Aztec men with a wide variety of uses including carrying food and firewood as a makeshift bag.

This photo shows a tilma made with traditional materials and woven in the traditional method.

The way in which it is being worn around the neck with extra length held out in front is very similar to how St. Juan Diego gathered, carried, and then presented the gift of miraculous roses to Bishop Juan Zumárraga.

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