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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1400 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 20 x 7 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 44677 a
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Related Objects
Two quipus tied together in a ring: 1 and 2.

Groups: groups of 2 - various colors in between.

Colors: white, tans, blue, red

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled, spiral

Strings: main, pendants, topstrings
Ply: main Z, pendant and top S
Diameter: main 4,5mm, pendants 2,8-3,4mm, top 2,8mm
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring):Quipu 1 recto, quipu 2 verso.

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), single knots (S and Z)

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