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MATCHING KHIPU  
  
 

 
 

 
 
AS114 and AS123

AS123 is said to be from Ica and AS114 from the area between Ica and Pisco. Imbedded in these large khipu is a matching sequence of ten numbers. AS114 has 339 pendants, and AS123 has 70. On AS114 the sequence begins with pendant 40, and on AS123 with pendant 41. In each case the ten pendants are all the same color, and use a different color than the cords immediately surrounding them.

AS114As123

AS114

AS114

Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gary Urton)

AS123

AS123

Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gary Urton)

 
 

 

AS114 & AS123
A ten-cord matching sequence from around Ica.

AS116 & AS150
A close (not exact) match reinforced by color patterning.

AS159 & AS173
An exact match, including anomalous knot sequences.

AS194 & AS195
Two small matching khipu from the Callengo valley.

CHACHAPOYAS CALENDAR KHIPU
Two smaller khipu from the Chachapoyas collection match a portion of the large Calendar Khipu. Record keepin in triplicate?

PURUCHUCO KHIPU
An accounting hierarchy of six khipu. Cord spacing and color patterning are important in understanding the relationships between these khipu.

 

 
 
 
 

Last Updated August 2009

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