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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle, gedreht und geknotet.
  • Länge x Breite: 45 x 10 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 47106 a,b
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Lena Bjerregaard
Two quipus tied together, a and b.

Groups: one group with 5 pendants

Colors: dark brown and tan

Color combinations: monochrome

Strings: main, pendants.
Ply: S
Diameter: main 2mm, pendants 2-3mm
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), long knots (Z), single knots (Z)

Groups: irregular

Colors: brown, tans

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled, spiral and spliced (5 of the pendants are each spliced twice (3 different yarns!!) one has only one splicing (2 different yarns)

Strings: main, pendants,
Ply: S
Diameter: main 4mm, pendants 1,2 - 2,5mm
Recto (tying pendant to mainstring)

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

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