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  • Khipu
  • I.M. Bolivar, Sammler
  • Inka 1450 - 1550
    Datierung engl.: Inca 1450 - 1550
  • Peru
    zwischen Ica und Pisco
  • Baumwolle, Wolle, gedreht, geflochten, bestickt
  • Länge x Breite: 32 x 60 cm
    Länge x Breite: 22 x 50 cm
  • Ident.Nr. V A 16141
  • Sammlung: Ethnologisches Museum | Amerika
  • © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Fotograf/in: Claudia Obrocki
Description
V A 16141 consists of two quipus tied together and t extra twined or braided strings.
Between the two quipus (a and b) is a twined string attached and at the end of this is a thin 4-braid (plant fiber) at the one end of which is a loop (red wool - like on slings) and at the other end is a 5 cm long square fistbraid (red and black wool).

Quipu 1:

Size: 42-60 cm long pendants, 32 width of pendants on main.

Groups: uneven

Colors: browns + one blue pendant

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants,
Ply: S
Diameter: main 3,5, pendants 2,5 - 3mm
Recto

Knots: Endknots (like a single knot), 1/2 endknots (a single knot securing the pendant tied with only part of the pendant as active). The blue pendant has an 8 knot.
The rest of the quipu has - (in the normal places where knots are (horizontal rows even)) instead of knots like very short (0,5 cm) secondaries each ending in an endknot. The "secondaries" are tied into the twinings (not around as normal) They are of different yarns: some monocrome, some speckled.

Quipu b.

Size: 25-50 cm long pendants, x 22 cm width of pendants on main.

Groups: maybe...

Colors: browns

Color combinations: monochrome, speckled

Strings: main, pendants, secondaries
Ply: S
Diameter: main 3mm, pendants 2,5-3mm
Recto

Knots:1/1 endknots (like a single knot), 1/2 endknots (a single knot securing the pendant tied with only part of the pendant as active), 8, long knots (S ), single knots (S )


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