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  • Khipu
  • Wilhelm Gretzer (1847 - 1926), Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
    bei Lima
  • Baumwolle, gedreht und geknotet
  • Länge x Breite: 31 x 6 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 37864
  • 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 of 4 pendants.

Colors: tan

Color combinations: monochrome

Strings: main, 4 pendants,
Ply: S
Diameter: main 3mm, pendants 1,8-2mm
Recto -(tying pendant to mainstring)

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

Groups: hard to tell

Colors: tan

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants, secondary
Diameter: main, pendants
Verso (tying pendant to mainstring)

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

The first half of the quipu has Z long knots - second half has S long knots.

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