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The long winding cloth of the headdress represents the umbilical cord which ties holy women to the sky. Diego further commented that Yaxper presides over the decoration of the monument because "only women have the power to create new life, and they must be present at the rebirth of the world." Prechtel and Carlsen also noted the close association between weaving and birth in Tz'utujil cosmology, both processes being linked through the aged moon deity addressed simply as "Grandmother" (Prechtel and Carlsen 1988:123).

Image of Yaxper in the Cofradía San Juan.