Our Lady's Hair



Truths of the Image
The the maiden who is about to get married wears her hair hanging loosely, which was a sign of virginity.

If we analyze married women in codices, we realize that they had to plait their hair in a special way, with the ends pointing upward, like little “horns”, indicating precisely their position as married ladies. 
Observing the Mendoza Codex the pictogram of the Indian marriage ceremony, we see that the maiden who is about to get married wears her hair hanging loosely, which was a sign of virginity.  Now, when the Indians saw Holy Mary of Guadalupe’s hair, they immediately knew she was a maiden, since her hair hangs straight, that is, she has the sign of virginity.