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She is one of the oldest living members of the family of the great ancestral culture hero Francisco Sojuel and wears an older style of Atiteco costume used only by the principal women of the community on ceremonial occasions. This includes a simplified version of the winding headband which Atitecos identify as a "rainbow serpent." Diego Chavez said that the headdress was first worn by the Atiteco deity Yaxper as patroness of the moon, weaving, childbirth and midwives, who participated in the creation of the world.

Atiteco women winding traditional headdresses.