MM007_AN002

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: MM007/AN002
Original Author: Manuel Medrano
Museum: Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Hamburg, Germany
Museum Number: 61.54:2 dop 2
Provenance: unknown
Region: South Peru
Total Number of Cords: 83
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 14
Benford Match: 0.619
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Khipu Notes


Cord Notes



1: Under/Over knot "under"
2: Under/Over knot "under"; extra loop on bottom
4: Only pendant 4 retains knots, within the 4, 4s1, 4s2 pendant set
5s1-5s2: The order of these two subsidiaries is difficult to discern due to deterioration and the tight spacing. The vertical order as photographed is used to order the subsidiaries.
6s1: Under/Over knot "under"; extra loop on bottom
8: Over/Under knot "over"; extra loop in E at top
15: Over/Under knot "over"
16: Pair of long knots near each other in close proximity (see photograph)
19: Over/Under knot "over" with extra loop on top
22: Over/Under knot "over" with extra loop on top
22s1: Over/Under knot "under"
22s2: Over/Under knot "over"
24: Knot/pendant cord broken directly after first turn - likely a long knot
26s1: Subsidiary broken immediately after knot
26s2: Subsidiary broken immediately after knot
T1: Top cord bundle. Likely 3 interwover Z-Ply cords. Boundaries of the group are difficult to discern.
38: Over/Under knot "under"
45: Over/Under knot "over"
48: Over/Under knot "over"
52: Over/Under knot "over"
56: Over/Under knot "under"; 1 ply of cord broken from 2.5cm to 7.4cm

All khipus I have studied are currently designated "MM", following convention in the field (and until a more suitable replacement convention is agreed upon)
(Manuel Medrano)