Total Number of Cords: 35 Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 6 Benford Match: 0.905 Similar Khipu: PreviousNext
Ascher Databook Notes:
This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Ica. For a list of them, see AS100.
By spacing, the khipu is separated into 5 groups of 7 pendants each. Each group has the same color pattern: CB, VG, LB, LB, G, EB/W, LB/W.
In each group, the values of the first 2 pendants are the same and the values of the last 2 pendants are the same (with a discrepancy of 1 in group 4). The other pendant values have the same relative magnitudes. Specifically:
For all i=(1,2,...,5)
P_{i1} = P_{i2}
P_{i3} > P_{i4} > P_{i5}
P_{i36} =P_{i7}
To within 2%, the ratio of the values of the first and last pendants in groups 2-5 are the same. That is: