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Double Khipu found associated with beans in Inkawasi, Cañete Ministerio de Cultura del Perú

Inca Culture1400/1532

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima
Lima, Peru

Some of the khipus discovered in the storage area at Inkawasi were covered in remnants of ají chili peppers, black beans, and peanuts. The presence of crosslinked structures in courtyards adjacent to the storehouses suggest that these khipus recorded quantities based on standardized accounting units for each crop.

Details

  • Title: Double Khipu found associated with beans in Inkawasi, Cañete Ministerio de Cultura del Perú
  • Creator: Inca Culture
  • Date Created: 1400/1532
  • Location Created: Inkawasi, Cañete, Lima-Perú
  • Type: Artifact
  • Rights: Ministerio de Cultura del Perú
  • Technique: Twisted and knotted
  • Period: Late Horizon
  • Format: h 58, w 31 cm

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