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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1400 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 40 x 45 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 42569 a
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Probably a and b are fragments of the same quipu.

Groups: irregular

Colors: browns, blue

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants, secondary
Ply: all S
Diameter: main 5mm, pendants 1,8-2,5mm
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring):fragmented main

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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