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  • Khipu
  • I.M. Bolivar, Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle, Holz
  • Länge x Breite: 65 x 28 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 16636
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Claudia Obrocki

No. of pendants: 180

Groups: 20 groups of 9 pendants - 10 on each side of the wooden bar

Colors: tans (very discolored)

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants,
Diameter: main 2mm, pendants 1,5-2,5mm
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring) The main is fragmented at both ends. However the side of the quipus that is towards the outside is 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), 8, long knots (Z), single knots (Z)

The quipu is stretched on a wooden bar - one group of 9, through the bar, next group of 9 on the opposite side of the bar, next group back again - crossing likewise through the whole bar, and back again ( first and last two groups are together.
The two yarns protuding from the bar under the figure is not attached to the quipu.
The wooden bar has a carved bird (tukan ?) at one end and a person with a kop (kero) at the other. Quipu starts and ends at bird end.

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