Ascher Databook Notes:
- Construction note:
- A cord colored W of approximately 8.5 cm. was formed into a circle by tying the ends.
- It was attached to the main cord by slipping it through itself around the main cord.
- Four pendants were attached to the resultant loop.
- The Museum records the khipu as a surface find at La Puntilla (between Paracas and Pisco). Gift of Luis Bastian Pinto, Embajada de Brasil, Lima.
- The khipu appears as an illustration in Willey, Gordon R., Arcaheology of the Americas, Vol. II, South America, 1967, Prentice-Hall, p. 183.
- The group of 10 pendants (2-11) is divided by color into two subgroups of 5 each: 5 W followed by 5 MB.
- Only the 2 single pendants (1 and 21) have subsidiaries.
- Pendants 2 and 3 have been mended recently. The knots below the mend have been ignored as their positions are inconsistent with the other pendants.
- Long knots and figure-eight knots are used for ten's and unit's positions.
Primary Cord Notes:
Group 5 consists of a loop attachment holding 4 pendant cords.