Tall View Khipu Notes Exist - See Below Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: unnumbered Provenance: Unknown Region: Unknown Total Number of Cords: 40Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 6Benford Match: 0.877Similar Khipu:  Previous  NextDatafile: AS153

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
1. Construction note: The end of the main cord is bent back and inserted through the strands of the cord.
2. Both groups of 10 pendant cords have the same color patterning. Each is subdivided into subsets of 6, 2, 2 pendants each. In Group 1 these are BB, BB-W, BB, while in Group 2 they are W, BB-W, W. In both groups, where there is one subsidiary on a pendant cord it is BB and where there is a second subsidiary it is LB in Group 1 and LC in Group 2.
3. In both groups:
• the value of pendant 2 equals the value of pendant 4;
• the value of pendant 5 equals the value of pendant 6; and
• the value of pendant 3 equals 3
4. In Group 1, the sum of the values on the BB colored pendants equals the sum of the values on the BB colored subsidiaries.
5. In both groups the last ( tenth) pendant is related to the sums of the other pendants in the groups.
1. In Group 1, the sum of all subsidiary values on pendants 1 to 8 equals the value on pendant 10.
2. In Group 2, the sum of all subsidiary values on pendants 1 to 8 equals the value of the first subsidiary on pendant 10. The subsidiary value on pendant 9 equals the value of the second subsidiary on pendant 10. Hence, the sum of all subsidiary values on the first 9 pendants equals the sum of the subsidiary values on the tenth pendant.
3. The sum of the first 9 pendant values in Group 1 equals the value of the tenth pendant in Group 2.

Primary Cord Notes:
The end of the main cord is bent back and inserted through the strands of the cord.