So GUESS how many pieces of cloth were collected every year in tribute by the Triple Alliance?
The answer: 240,000! These items would be ‘redistributed in the central markets. Many of these were élite items, which the Aztec ruler proudly awarded to government officials, noble families, warriors, and other officials throughout the kingdom.’
Here - in the Codex Mendoza - you can see a list of hundreds of capes, tunics etc. sent every 6 months just from the province of Tuchpa to the Aztec capital.