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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle.
  • Länge x Breite: 54 x 4 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 42557
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Lena Bjerregaard
No. of pendants: 13

Groups: none

Colors: tans

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled - The upper 6 cm of each pendant is speckled - the lower parts are monocrome.

Strings: main 3mm, pendants, ca 2,5mm
Diameter: main, pendants
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),long knots (S), single knots (Z)

With the upper parts of the pandants dark speckled the quipu looks maybe a little like the Middle Horizon quipus.

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