Khipu Database Project

Welcome to the Khipu Database Project

Data in Knots

Khipu are knotted textile record-keeping devices used by the Inkas. The Inka empire extended throughout the Andes and lasted from about 1400 A.D. until the Spanish Conquest of Peru in 1532. Through this site, you can navigate to photo albums of khipu, detailed data on over 500 individual khipu, and information about the latest research in khipu studies.

Explore the Khipu Gallery