This khipu was created using information obtained from Numbers and Relations from Ancient Andean Khipus
by Marcia and Robert Ascher. At that time, the Ascher's did not differentiate between ply direction, attachment, or barberpole vs. mottled cords. This data is missing, and the khipus will need to be remeasured. Lacking that information, I have assumed, that the cords are mottled, for purposes of reconstruction. Additionally, color choices are, at best, best guesses, since I have never actually seen the khipus.
Ascher Databook Notes:
- The top cord value equals the sum of the pendant cord values in the group. The subsidiaries are not summed.
- The long knots and figure eight knots are not confined. to the unit position.
- The irregular spacing of knot clusters enables alternate values to be assigned.