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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1400 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 67 x 21 cm
    Gewicht: < 2 kg
  • Ident.Nr. V A 47083
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Claudia Obrocki

Groups: 4 x 9pendants

Colors: tan, brown, blue

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants,
Ply: all S
Diameter: main 6mm, pendants 1,8-2,5mm
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), 8, long knots (Z), single knots (Z)

Very high numbers - single knots at 4 levels.

The quipu is stitched to a canvas stretched to a frame in an earlier concervation.

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