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  • Khipu
  • Eduard Gaffron (26.11.1861 - 27.3.1931), Sammler
  • Inka 1400 - 1550
  • Peru
  • Baumwolle
  • Länge x Breite: 58 x 110 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 63044
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
3 quipus tied together.

Groups: irregular

Colors: white, tans, browns, red, blue

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled, spiral

Strings: main, pendants, secondaries, topstrings.
Ply: all S
Diameter: main 5,5mm, pendants 1,5-3mm
Recto /verso (tying pendant to mainstring): both

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 (S and Z), single knots (Z)

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