Bonampak: Structure 1, Room 1 [January 2, 2004]

"...the most important lords wore blinding white capes closed at the throat with three huge red spondylus shells. This cotton garb was reserved for those privileged to serve as attendants to the king, or those who held the status of pilgrims to the royal festivals."

Schele & Freidel, A Forest of Kings, p. 278