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Peabody Number: 41-52-30/2938
Display Title: Quipu
Descriptions:
Inventory Description: Organic, fiber, braided fiber, knotted twisted cords attached, multicolored
Object Description: Quipu (khipu) with circular carrying cord and 6 secondary cords hold knotted strings (H-strings)--generally 2 groups of 5 pairs/secondary cord. Pairs of two colors: red/white, blue/white, brown/white. In one case 5 groups of 3's: brown, dark brown, green, attached to secondary cord. Other strings in various colors and thickness attach directly to carry cord (no B strings). Both simple and overhand knots.
Classification:
Fiber
Department:
Archaeological
Culture/Period:
Inca?
Geography/Provenience:
South America/Peru/Ica Region/Nazca Province
Intrasite: H271 dr.11
Geo-Locale: South coast
Materials: Cotton Fiber , Dye
Dimensions: Overall: 67.5 x 59.5 cm (26 9/16 x 23 7/16 in.)
Quantity: 1
Dedication: Gift of Alfred M. Tozzer, 1941
Provenance:
Donor: Dr. Alfred M. Tozzer (1941)
Collector: Dr. Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (1941)
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