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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 44 x 60 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 42546
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Lena Bjerregaard
No. of pendants:75

Groups: several groups of 4-5 or 2. The quipu is fragmented, and some may be missing - or it may be fragments of different quipus. However the main cord is very similar in the three fragments.

Colors: tans, blue

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled, spliced and spiral

Strings: main, pendants, secondaries
Diameter: main 2mm, pendants 1,8-2mm
Recto (tying pendant to mainstring) fragmented main - but within each segment same attachment.

Knots:1/1 endknots (like a single knot), 8, long knots (S), single knots (Z)

Very few single knots - many long knots, some 8.

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