Ascher Databook Notes:
- The Museum acquired the khipu from Mrs. Elsie McDougall in 1962. The acquisition included an associated basket. The provenance is "probably Central Coast Late Period.
- By color patterning, the khipu is separated into 2 parts.
- The first part is 18 pendants with alternating colors W, B, W, B, etc. The values on the W cords are restricted to 2, 4, 7 while the values on the B cords are multiples of 10 from 10-600. Each of the B cords except the last has a subsidiary colored B with value 5-20.
- The second part is 19 pendants all color W, each with value 2, and each with a B colored subsidiary. The subsidiary values include one 13 and the rest are multiples of 10 from 40-80.