AS189

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0207
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA4334
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Pachacamac
Total Number of Cords: 35
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 4
Benford Match: 0.786
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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is an unraveled E type knot or a twist in the cord.
  2. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of these khipus, see UR1097.
  3. AS187, AS188, and AS189 were acquired together as part of the contents of a wicker basket. For a description of this collection, see AS187.
  4. By spacing, the khipu is separated into 4 groups. The first group is separated from the next 3 groups by a large space which included a single pendant cord. Groups 1-3 each have 6 pendants.
  5. Group 4 has all pendants W; groups 2 and 3 have all pendants LB; and group 1 has some of each color. There are no subsidiaries in group 1; all subsidiaries in group 2 are LB: W; and all subsidiaries in groups 3 and 4 are LB-W.