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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Author: Carrie Brezine
Museum: Puruchuco Museum
Museum Number: 2
Provenance: Puruchuco
Region: Unknown
Total Number of Cords: 73
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 6
Benford Match: 0.706
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Datafile: UR068

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Khipu Notes

This khipu is on display in the museum, stitched in its spiral bundle to a cloth backing. The tag on the back of the mount says "2". The khipu matches Mackey's #2.

Primary Cord Notes:
The tassel is of red camelid 2-ply S yarns; the cord itself is of cotton. The join between the tassel and the cord is wrapped with brown cotton thread for about 3 cm. Wrapping forms a cone shape. Measurements begin at the far edge of the wrapping. The tassel is about 2.5 cm long; tassel length is variable and is not included in cord measurement. A dark brown element has been lost from the primary cord. All primary cord components are the same size. (AB-AB-AB-KB)-(AB-AB)