The Muisca (Muysccubbun) civilization flourished in ancient Colombia between 600 and 1600 CE. Their territory encompassed what is now Bogotá and its environs and they have gained lasting fame as the origin of the El Dorado legend. At the time of the contact they were organized in a loose alliance, which included the zipa of Bacatá, the zaque of Hunza and the iraca of the sun city Sugamuxi (Sogamoso). Important chiefs were Zipa Tisquesusa, Zaque Quemuenchatocha, Iraca Sogamoso and Tundama.
Thank you, it's so pleasant to hear that, especially from an expert!
In general, Muisca women wore skirts of different lengths (kind of like your ‘Yucatan Postclassic Maya Noblewoman’). Muisca noble women wore mantles knotted on the chest. In addition, they used a lot of jewelry, even the commoners. All textiles were very colorful as the Muiscas were masters in weaving and dying. Some textiles are still preserved and show a great variety of techniques. The main sources for reconstructions are ceramics, Spanish chronicles, and archaeological objects (textiles and ornaments).
Hope to provide the color version soon.
An interesting question. Men wore the mantles knotted on the chest or over the shoulder, a little like the Aztecs. Noble women just draped them over their shoulders, so that most of the arms were covered.
Thank you for your interesting and challenging questions, and looking forward to your interpretation!
La imagen sigue siendo de color, actualmente solo es un borrador. Muchas gracias por el comentario!