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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1400 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle, Holz
  • Länge x Breite: 80 x 52 cm
    Gewicht: < 2 kg
  • Ident.Nr. V A 42508
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Claudia Obrocki
2 quipus tied to a wooden stick.

Groups: irregular

Colors: white, tan, brown, blue, green

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled, spiral

Strings: main, pendants, secondaries, tertiaries
Diameter: main, pendants
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring): fragmented mainstring.
Knots: 1/1 and 1/2 endknots, 8, longknots (Z), single knots (Z).

One long quipu with its mainstring tied to a wooden stick (2 x 35 cm) at both ends. The quipu has many secondary strings - up to 10 secondaries to a pendant.

A small quipu is tied to the big mainstring between its pendants with an extra string. This quipu consists only of main and pendant.

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