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Throughout the process, an elderly woman representing an ancestral grandmother figure presides over the work and directs the young men where to hang the fruit and other decorations. She constantly waves a censer of incense to create a cloud of smoke that Nicolás likened to the rain clouds that are born out of the sacred cave of Paq'alib'al. Her presence places the event in mythic time.

Ederly woman presiding over the decoration of the Monumento.