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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Gary Urton
Museum: Museo Central - Banco Central de Reserva
Museum Number: 25868
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 96
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 4
Benford Match: 0.807
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Datafile: UR052

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Khipu Notes

Most canuto groups are created by doubling cords over the primary cord and wrapping the bundle with colored camelid thread(called here canuto). Therefore at the primary cord there appear to be two pendant cords going around the primary cord. It is not possible to distinguish which pendants at B belong to which cords at A.
2. The groups at A are connected with three cords wrapped around primary cord; they are not doubled, so three plied cords show ar primary cord and there are only 3 cords coming out of canuto.
3. Fiber types:
4. Canuto ribs: end of the cord is doubled back on itself and wrapped with colored thread
** There are two diagrams in the notes
This is a canuto khipu, with all of its cords tied in bundles to the primary cord.
This khipu has been reconstructed using information from Jon Clindaniel's DASH thesis notes at Harvard. Cord cluster information is missing and has been defaulted to one cord per cluster.

Primary Cord Notes:Thread wrapped with colored camelid threads