"The designs [on the women's dresses] were probably brocaded rather than embroidered, for brocading (working the design while the weft is being inserted on the loom) is usual among present-day Maya weavers. The material was undoubtedly cotton. The long undergarment falls to the ankles; the overgarment reaches below the knees. Note the fish nibbling at the water lily in Chan Muan mother's headdress [right side of stela]—it is a common Maya motif."
Ancient Maya Relief Sculpture: Rubbings by Merle Greene. The Museum of Primitive Art. New York, 1967