QU008

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Kylie Quave
Museum: Dallas Museum of Art
Museum Number: B367/T41299.29
Provenance: Inka, Late Horizon
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 56
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 20
Benford Match: 0.295
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Khipu Notes

Khipu with subsidiary and tertiary cords
Includes 2 scrap packages
A = 1 fragment; B = 3 fragments
Blues here range from light, greenish blue to dark blue.
The browns have many variations in tone and it is difficult to characterize them by name.
There are tertiary cords, a few loose ones.
This is a whole khipu, relatively small
Dark brown stains on some pendants allude to possibility there were once subsidiaries on those.
A loose cord has cotton boll stuck to it
Lots of subsidiaries and blue throughout. Also, many different color types.
One anomalous knot: P15 has 4 single knots in S-direction -- not only opposite direction, but also situated in the units decimal position

Loose Cords belonging to QU008:
Cord_Name Attachment Ascher_Color Length Knot String Knot Value Termination Notes
I KB:MB 21.5 3L(14.0,U) 3 B Maybe part of III?
II MB 13.25 B Still has plied end
III KB:MB 30 1E(13.0,U) 1 B Cotton boll stuck to string; cotton is coming out of the seed