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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
    bei Lima.
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 40 x 66 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 37857
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Lena Bjerregaard
Description
No of strings: 210 pendants (and 360 secondaries)

Groups: 21 x 10 pendants - A,B,A,B,A,B (A=3 x 10 pendants)
( B= 4x 10 pendants, each with 2 secondaries)

Colors: tans

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

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

Knots:1/1 endknots (like a single knot)

The quipu has no knots (apart from end knots). The last 3 pendants (of a B group) have no secondaries - maybe it is an unfinished quipu.


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