**UR1097**

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OKR Name: KH0110 Original Name: AS097 Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin Museum Number: VA42553 Provenance: Unknown Region: Pachacamac |
Total Number of Cords: 64 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 7 Benford Match: 0.636 Similar Khipu: Previous Next |

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Khipu Notes

**Ascher Databook Notes:**

- Pendants 62 and 63 are tied together at 25.5 cm.
- Construction note: The colors of the pendants have been constructed by threading W pendants with other colors for the first 4.0-9.0 cm. of the pendant cord. Thus, near the main cord, the pendants differ in color but near the bottom they are all W.
- This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. The khipus with this designation are UR1097, UR1099, AS101 - Part 2-UR1102, AS104, AS110-AS112, UR1118-UR1119, UR1121, AS125, UR1131, AS134, AS139, UR1144-UR1145, UR1151, AS156, AS158, UR1163, UR1165, UR1167, AS170, AS172, AS187-AS189.
- By spacing, the khipu is separated into 4 groups of 2, 22, 24, and 15 pendants followed by a single pendant. Both pendants in group 1 are W and all in group 4 are BB:W/W. The color patterns in groups 2 and 3 can be expressed in several different ways. One way is let:

*A*denote the color pair G0:W/W, VB:W/W; A' the pair B/W, VB:W/W;*B*denote the color pair G0:W/W, BG:W/W; B' is B/W, BG:W/W;*C*denote the color pair G0:W/W, 0D:W/W; C' is B/W, 0D:W/W

Then group 2 has the pattern (ABABA) (BBABB) (BB) and group 3 has the pattern (CC'AC'C') (B') (BBABB)

- The values on the khipu are restricted to 0, 1, 2, 4, 5.

In group 1, both values are 0. In group 4, there are only values of 0 and 1.

Groups 2 and 3 share the property that many of the values are 1 and 5 alternately. Specifically:\[ P_{2,2i} = 5\;for\;\;i\;=\;(1,...,9) \]\[ P_{3,2i} = 5\;for\;\;i\;=\;(1,...,10) \]\[ P_{2,2i-1} = 1\;for\;\;i\;=\;(4,..,9) \]\[ P_{3,2i-1} = 1\;for\;\;i\;=\;(4,...,10) \]