Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. Only clusters of single knots are used on both parts of the khipu. The lower knot cluster position has been interpreted as the units position and the higher as the tens position.
  2. Construction note: AS101 - Part 2 consists of 2 khipus. The twisted ends of the main cords of the 2 parts are tied together with a square knot.
  3. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of them, see AS097.
  4. Parts I and II are related by color and value patterning.
    1. By color and spacing, Part I is 3 groups of 3 pendants each while Part II is 4 groups of 4 pendants each. The relationship of the colors of the pendants and subsidiaries for both parts is shown in Table 1.
    2. In Part I, in every group, for pendants and subsidiaries, the value of position 1 equals the value of position 3. Thus, each group has an ABA pattern. In Part II, in every group, for pendants and subsidiaries, the value of position 1 equals the value of position 2 equals the value of position 4. Thus, each group has an AABA pattern. The values of the pendants and subsidiaries for both parts is shown in Table 2.


    TABLE 1

    Part IPart II
    Pendants in group 1LB or WPendants in group 1LB
    Subsidiaries in group 1G0Subsidiaries in group 1G0, GY, or LB:W
    Pendants in group 2WPendants in group 2W
    Subsidiaries in group 2:s1lKBSubsidiaries in group 2KB
    Subsidiaries in group 2:s2LB:WPendants in group 3LB:W
    Pendants in group 3DB or DB:LBPendants in group 4DB or DB:LB
    Subsidiaries in group 3DB:LBSubsidiaries in group 4DB:LB


    TABLE 2

    Part IPart II
    Pendants in group 116,18,16Pendants in group 13,3,7,3
    Subsidiaries in group 18,14,8Subsidiaries in group 12,2,5,2
    Pendants in group 23,4,3Pendants in group 27,7,9,7
    Subsidiaries in group 2:sl3,4,3Subsidiaries in group 23,3, 4, 3
    Subsidiaries in group 2:s216,18,16Pendants in group 33,3,7,3
    Pendants in group 33,4,3Pendants in group 46,6,12,6
    Subsidiaries in group 316,18,16Subsidiaries in group 44,4,6,4
Primary Cord Notes:
The twisted ends of the main cords of the 2 parts are tied together in a square knot.