UR091

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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

OKR Name: KH0327
Original Author: Carrie Brezine
Museum: Museo Temple Radicati
Museum Number: 2
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Santa
Total Number of Cords: 125
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 21
Benford Match: 0.508
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Khipu Notes


This khipu is part of a set (UR087, UR088, UR089, UR090, UR091, UR092) that were analyzed by Manual Medrano in his article Toward the Decipherment of a Set of Mid-Colonial Khipus from the Santa Valley, Coastal Peru.

1. Several cords end with a hint of dark brown; based on existing cords, these were probably dark brown spliced to the top color. Again judging from similar existing cords, they could have had a 1E knot.

Primary Cord Notes:
The doubled end of the primary cord is wrapped for 2.5 cm with white thread. The borla is attached to the double end and is strong yellow (SY), probably camelid. The cord itself is of three components: (AB - W) - AB - W