QU006

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Kylie Quave
Museum: Dallas Museum of Art
Museum Number: B384/1989.W.2260
Provenance: Inka, Late Horizon
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 41
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 14
Benford Match: 0.137
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Datafile: QU006

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Khipu Notes

Fragmentary khipu with subsidiary cords
This khipu is very damaged and fragile -- many broken and unattached cords. Therefore, it is difficult to analyze the strings.
Khipu fragment. One plied end but other ends abruptly after a pendant -- could be missing pendants.
Includes 2 scrap packages
A = 1 fragment; B = 10 fragments
Constructed of cotton and some other plant fiber. All material identifications were done by sight alone.
5 groups of pendants along main cord, but could be more missing because in such poor condition.
Several of the cords that are long enough for it to be accepted that they did not once have knots, carry a NULL value of knots.
Each subsidiary group has a mon bl string.
Groups 3 and 4 both have 8 subsidiaries on one of their pendants and Group 5 has 7 subsidiaries.
These are unusually high numbers of subsidiaries per pendant.