One source that I read suggested that Aztec cloth armor was fairly functional against the weapons they encountered. Because they didn't have steel weapons, they depended on bludgeoning weapons and weapons edged with obsidian. Against these weapons, the solidly packed cloth of the armor could be effective.
A few of the Spanish conquistadores supposedly adopted the Aztec armor as more comfortable: They wouldn't have done that if it didn't work. Go to Comment
They are as connected as night and day. This started out as something for Muro's scroll (but I didn't know Muro wanted short blurbs when I wrote them). I will be glad to add a hook or two and to expand on the connection and duality of the two characters. Any other information people are interested in?