Ascher Databook Notes:
- The khipu is threaded through a wooden bar. Figure 1 shows the way it is attached to the bar and Figure 2 shows details of the bar itself.
- This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 189 9 with provenance Marquez. The group includes AS106, AS107, AS124, AS132, and AS133. For a
comparison of them, see #4 below.
- By the manner of attachment to the bar, pendants 1-30 are separated into 4 groups of 9, 8, 7, and 6 pendants. With the excep tion of the second pendant
in group 1, the groups have the same basic color order but with some positions non-existent in the smaller groups. The color order is: YB, BS: 0B, LB, YB,
LB, YG, BS, LB, 0B. The non-existent positions are the last in the second group, the 4th and last in the third group, and the 3rd, 6th, and 7th in the
- Comparison of AS106, AS107, AS124, AS132, AS133:
- AS106 and AS107 are designated by the same Museum number. AS107 is loosely tied around the wooden bar through which AS106 is threaded. The 4 cord colors used on AS107 are 4 of the 5 colors used on AS106.
- Each of AS106 and AS124 is threaded through a wooden bar.
- AS132 and AS133 are designated by the same Museum number. On each of them, the first cord is linked through the twisted end of the main cord.
Primary Cord Notes:
This khipu is threaded through a wooden bar (see diagram, Ascher and Ascher 1987:721). The "groups" represent pendants clustered on loops of the main cord between two holes in the wood.