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Ethnological Museum of Berlin Amerikanische Archäologie [V A 47088]

Khipu

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Provenance/Rights: Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Lena Bjerregaard (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

Two fragmented quipus tied together. Or maybe two fragmented pieces of the same quipu ?

1.
No. of pendants: ca 48

Groups: 6 x 8 pendants

Colors: tans, blue

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled, spliced

Strings: main, pendants, secondaries, topstrings
Ply: S
Diameter: main 3,5mm, pendants and topstrings 1,8 - 2,2mm,secondaries 0,8-2,2mm
Recto/verso (tying pendant to mainstring)?? -as beginning and end of mains cannot be defined. But all same.

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

2. fragment.
Like 1. only here are no spliced pendants but there is one spiral secondary.
Sammler: Gretzer, Wilhelm

Material/Technique

Baumwolle

Measurements

Länge x Breite: 55 x 16 cm

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Object from: Ethnological Museum of Berlin

The Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) evolved from the collections of the royal cabinets of art and since its foundation in 1873 has become ...

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