Ascher Databook Notes:
1. Construction note: The main cord of the khipu is formed into a large loop by having its knotted end passed through its twisted end.
2. This is one of several khipus acquired by the Museum in 1907 with provenance Ica. For a list of these khipus, see AS100.
3. AS161 and AS162 are designated by the same Museum number. The main cord of AS161 has been formed into a large loop. Similarly, AS162 contains a khipu with a looped main cord.
4. The sum of the values on AS161 is 200. The first 6 values sum to 100 and the last 2 values sum to 100. If 100 were to be divided into 6 equal parts where only integral values could result, the values would be 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17. These are the first 6 values. If 100 were to be divided into 2 equal parts, the values would be 50, 50. These are the last 2 values.
Primary Cord Notes:
The main cord of the quipu is formed into a large loop by having its knotted end passed through its twisted end. This loop occurs 2.0 cm after the group of pendants (leaving 7.0 cm after the loop).