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 2 parts. The first part is 5 groups of 4 or 5 pendants each and the second part is 4 groups of 2 pendants each.
- In part 1:
- Each group has the same 5-color pattern: B:YG, BB:YG, B, BB,YG. Where there are only 4 pendants, it is the 4th position that is non-existent.
- The values in the first group are the sums, position by position, of the values in the other 4 groups.
\[ P_{1j} = \sum\limits_{i=2}^{5} P_{ij}\;\;\;for\;j=(1,2,3,4,5) \]
- The values within each group have the same relative magnitudes. Specifically
P_{i3} > P_{i1} > P_{i5} > P_{i2} > P_{i4} for i=(1,2,3,4,5)
- From group to group, corresponding positions have the same relative magnitudes. With 1 exception
P_{1j} > P_{4j} > P_{3j} ≥ P_{5j} > P_{2j} for j=(1,2,3,4,5)
- In part 2:
- Each group has the same 2-color pattern: B:YG, BB:YG. These are the first 2 colors of the 5-color pattern of part 1.
- Every value is less than the values in part 1.
- The value on pendant 3 (97357) is probably the largest value on any khipu in this Databook.
Primary Cord Notes:
Main cord is Z-plyed BB:W which is S-wrapped with BB cord.