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Khipu Notes Exist - See Below

Original Name: AS144
Original Author: Marcia & Robert Ascher
Museum: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin
Museum Number: VA42564
Provenance: Unknown
Region: Pachacamac
Total Number of Cords: 62
Number of Ascher Cord Colors: 3
Benford Match: 0.662
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Datafile: UR1144

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Khipu Notes

Ascher Databook Notes:
  1. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Pachacamac. For a list of them, see UR1097.
  2. By spacing and markers, the khipu is separated into 4 parts. The first part is 4 groups, the second and third parts are 5 groups each, and the last part is 1 group. All groups have 4 pendants with the same color pattern: W, LB:W, W, W.
  3. All pendants in the group in the last part are zero-valued (or blank). None of the other pendants are zero-valued.
  4. In the first 3 parts , in every group, the pendant in the first position has the maximum value. The value exceeds the sum of the other 3 values in the group.

Primary Cord Notes:
Primary cord: brown and white cords are first braided and then the braid is wrapped with a white string (S-wrapped), see photo