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 khipu has varied groupings. It can be viewed as 5 parts.
- Part I-3 groups of 6 pendant cords each. In one group the top cord is the sum of the pendants while the other two possibly are also sums but breakage interferes.
- Part II-5 groups of 4 pendant cords each plus 2 additional cords. No top cords and no subsidiary cords.
- Part III-2 groups with top cords. Both top cords have loops in them and value 17 (or 170) not equal to the sum of the pendants in the group.
- Part IV-5 groups of 6 pendant cords and a top cord plus 3 long zero-valued cords. With the exception of T8, the top cords sum the pendant values. The subsidiaries on the pendants are not summed or included on the top cords. The groups are like those in Part I.
- Part V-7 groups of 5 pendants and 2 groups of 4. No top cords and no subsidiaries.