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MATCHING KHIPU  
  
 

 
 

 
 
AS194 and AS195

These two small khipu are from the Callengo valley, near Ica. Both khipu are here shown complete. The structure is remarkably similar, and the values match. The question marks indicate broken pendants; they are broken such that any knotted values have been lost.

AS194AS195

AS194 and AS195

AS194and AS195

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

© 2009 Gary Urton & Carrie Brezine