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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Museum Number: SA4039
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 28
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 4
Benford Match: 0.834
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Datafile: AS027

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Construction note:
    The first and second pendants in group 3 are distinct but structurally connected. Pendant 10 follows pendant 11 on the main cord. However, pendant 10 has been passed through the loop attaching pendant 11 to the main cord and so appears to precede it.
  2. By spacing, there are 4 pendant groups.
  3. Pendant colors are the same within each group.
  4. Colors of subsidiaries always differ from corresponding pendant.
  5. Figure eight knots or long knots are used in all positions. No single knots occur.