These are warriors who have captured two enemies in battle for sacrifice at the temples. Such warriors were entitled to wear a feathered suit (cuextecatl), a conical hat, sandals and a loincloth with embroidered ends. The cuextecatl was a one-piece cotton suit to which red feathers were sewn (with black double-stripes at various points) and was worn over the padded ichcahaupilli armour.
Their shields were decorated with the "hawk scratch" design.
They were also accorded certain privileges in civilian life, such as the wearing of a distinctive cape to show their rank.
The figures are 28mm from The Assault Group. For my variant Frostgrave setting, these will probably be classed as "infantry".
Scoring time - 4 x 28mm foot = 20 points.
Oh, these are very nice Tamsin! I really like your take on the current Frostgrave craze. Will you try to pick out some South American beasties that will fit in-theme? A jaguar or some sort would not go amiss here I think.