Ascher Databook Notes:
- The khipu is attached to a carved piece of wood. The wood has 8 holes through which the khipu is threaded. Figure 1 shows the way in which the khipu is attached. Figure 2 shows details of the carving.
- This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1899 with provenance Marquez. This group includes AS106, AS107, AS124, AS132, and AS133. For acomparison of them, see AS106.
- On the portion of the khipu threaded through the wood:
- Each group contains 5 or 6 pendants. In all groups, the first pendant and the last 3 pendants are W and, with the exception of the last group, the second pendant is DB.
- In all groups, the value on the first pendant is the largest.
- Both the khipu threaded through the wood and the khipu appended to it (labeled Detail 1) are made of the same color cords: W, DB, and YG.
Primary Cord Notes:
This khipu is threaded through a wooden bar. See diagram in Ascher and Ascher 1987:815. According to the diagram, the correct pendant order (from twisted beginning to broken ending) is ... P23-28, P29-34, P12-17, P1-5, P6-11, P18-22, and a 1s knot. (Order may be reversed within those groupings.)