Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. By spacing, there are 3 groups followed by a single pendant, then 9 groups followed by a single pendant, then 6 groups followed by a single pendant.
  2. Groups 4-11 are paired in size and color. The number of pendants per group are 5, 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2 respectively. The first 2 of these groups each have 3W and 2KB cords but in different orders; then 2 groups have the color pattern KB, MB, W, MB; the next 2 groups continue this pattern but without the final color (KB, MB, W); and the last 2 groups are both all W. Groups 13-18 are also paired in color: 2 groups are W; then 2 are MB; and then 2 are W.
  3. Many of the pendants contain multiple values. For example, we interpret the value of pendant 11 as 5&8, and the value of pendant 7 7 as 16&9. With this interpretation, the values of the 12 pendants in groups 15 and 16 sum to the value of the single pendant that follows them.