Khipu Database Project

Khipu from Chachapoyas — 257 Series

All photos on this page are by Dr. Gary Urton, and are presented courtesy of Centro Mallqui, Leymebamba, Peru.

The six khipu from the Laguna de los Condores pictured below were all found in the same bundle, tied together. Four of the khipu, UR12, UR13, UR14, and UR15, remain attached. The other two, UR11 and UR2, were originally tied to this group of four. As can be seen from the photos, the arrangement of khipu is not strictly linear.