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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1400 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle, Haar
  • Länge x Breite: 56 x 77 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 42525
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
2 quipus tied together at mainstring start.
a: fragment, 2cm main and 5-10 cm pendants. No knots, all pendants fragmented at end. All strings S ply and monocrome tan.

Groups: 2 sections with irregular groupings.

Colors: tan, brown

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants, many secondaries
Ply: all S
Diameter: main 6mm, pendants 1-2,5mm
Recto (tying pendant to mainstring):

Knots:1/1 endknots (like a single knot), 1/2 endknots (a single knot securing the pendant tied with only part of the pendant as active), 8, long knots (Z), single knots (Z)

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