Dinorah Lejarazú is a modern-day scribe who lives and works in Mexico City. She has carefully studied the art of the Aztec/Mexica tlacuilo or scribe. Her son. Tlacuilos were highly regarded in Aztec society; they had to become yolteotl (a heart rooted in god). They knew different kinds of Nahuatl writing as well as. The Spanish colonization is a phenomenon of great interest to understand the culture in America. Therefore, it is important to ask: Who were the tlacuilos?.
This talk will focus on the figure of the 'tlacuilo', or 'the one who writes by painting'. The 'tlacuilos' were painters, writers, and highly educated. Numerous civilizations produced códices, which were considered sacred documents. In the Aztec culture, artist-scribes known as tlacuilos were assigned to. Aztec codices are books written by pre-Columbian and colonial-era Nahuas in pictorial and/or Although there are very few surviving prehispanic codices, the tlacuilo (codex painter) tradition endured the transition to colonial culture; scholars.