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  • Khipu (Fragment)
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Inca 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.:
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 47 x 3 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 42605 b
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Lena Bjerregaard
No. of pendants: 5 + 2 loose. All have one secondary (except one loose and the first separate pendant.).

Groups: one separat starting pendant - all the next together

Colors: tans, blue

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled - top part of all pendants/ secondaries are speckled - lower part monocrome. Makes the Quipu reminiscent of the earliest (Huari) quipus.

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

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

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