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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
    Ica
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 33 x 12 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 47127 a
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Ines Seibt
Description
The quipu consists of two fragments - a and b - and a bunch of loose strings -c.

a
No. of pendants:47

Groups: 12 x 4

Colors: tans

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants,
Ply: S
Diameter: main 2mm, pendants 1,5-2,5mm
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring) R and V.

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

b:
No. of pendants: 20

Groups: 5 x 4

Colors: tans

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants,
Ply: S
Diameter: main 2mm, pendants 1,5 - 2,5mm
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring) R and V

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

c: loose strings


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