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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 55 x 16 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 47088
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Lena Bjerregaard
Two fragmented quipus tied together. Or maybe two fragmented pieces of the same quipu ?

No. of pendants: ca 48

Groups: 6 x 8 pendants

Colors: tans, blue

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled, spliced

Strings: main, pendants, secondaries, topstrings
Ply: S
Diameter: main 3,5mm, pendants and topstrings 1,8 - 2,2mm,secondaries 0,8-2,2mm
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring)?? -as beginning and end of mains cannot be defined. But all same.

Knots:1/1 endknots (like a single knot), 8, long knots (S), single knots (Z)

2. fragment.
Like 1. only here are no spliced pendants but there is one spiral secondary.

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