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Khipu from the Peabody Museum

The khipu on this page are from the collection of the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The headings for each photo are the museum object numbers. Photos are presented with the kind permission of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

53
32-30-30 53

Two cotton khipu attached together. UR042.

54
32-30-30 54

Cotton khipu. UR040.

55
32-30-30 55

Cotton khipu. Eight groups of cords; pendants knotted in three levels. UR041.

F851
32-70-30 F851

Cotton khipu. UR044

2938
41-52-30 2938 Detail

A view of several of joined khipu, showing their primary cords hanging as loops from another main cord.

2938
41-52-30 2938

Group of cotton khipu. The primary cords of these khipu are attached together to form a ring. There are 7 distinct khipu in this arrangement. AS033 A-G.

3110
41-70-30 3110

Cotton khipu. UR043.

4532
42-28-30 4532 Detail

Detail showing needlework bundle.

4532
42-28-30 4532 Detail

Detail showing a portion of the closely packed strings along the primary cord. In this image one can see a few blue and barber-pole cords.

4532
42-28-30 4532

Large cotton khipu. This khipu features a needlework bundle at one end of the primary cord, markers along the length of the primary cord, and more than 400 pendants. AS032.

 

 
 

 

BERLIN KHIPU
Khipu from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin, Germany.

CHACHAPOYAS KHIPU
Khipu found at the Laguna de los Condores, Peru. Khipu from this site are divided into several categories:

Calendar Khipu

109 Series

257 Series

Other Chachapoyas Khipu

PEABODY KHIPU
Khipu from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Harvard University.

PURUCHUCO KHIPU
Khipu excavated at the site of Puruchuco near Lima, Peru.

MISCELLANEOUS KHIPU
Khipu from various collections around the world.

 
 
 
 

Last Updated August 2009

© 2009 Gary Urton & Carrie Brezine