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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0299
Original Author: Carrie Brezine
Museum: Puruchuco Museum
Museum Number: 20
Provenance: Puruchuco
Region: Huaquerones
Total Number of Cords: 23
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 7
Benford Match: 0.892
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Khipu Notes


Khipu was rolled in a Z spiral.

Primary Cord Notes:Primary cord has complex color patterning typical of Puruchuco khipu. The final cord has three components: KB, W, and W-AB. These three are plied together. Before final plying, primary cord has two components: one of KB interlocked with W at the doubling point, one of AB interlocked with W at the doubling point. The presumption is that the W and AB cord was doubled and plied Z, then the KB W cord was doubled and all three were plied together S. For sketch, see original notes. Color shorthand KB-W-(W-AB).
Primary cord has complex color patterning typical of Puruchuco khipu. The final cord has three components: KB, W, and W-AB. These three are plied together. Before final plying, primary cord has two components: one of KB interlocked with W at the doubling point, one of AB interlocked with W at the doubling point. The presumption is that the W and AB cord was doubled and plied Z, then the KB W cord was doubled and all three were plied together S. For sketch, see original notes. Color shorthand KB-W-(W-AB).