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Khipu

Inca Culture1400/1532

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima
Lima, Peru

Khipus with cords wound with thread form part of a particular genre, whose origins would have preceded the Inka period. While there are no known Inka khipu with these characteristics, the technique seems to have been revived during the Colonial period. This is the first dated khipu of its type, and is believed to correspond to the Late Intermediate Period (1000-1470 AD).

Details

  • Title: Khipu
  • Creator: Inca Culture
  • Date Created: 1400/1532
  • Location Created: Perú
  • Type: Artifact
  • Rights: Colección Radicati de Quipus, Fundación Temple Radicati - UNMSM
  • Technique: Twisted and knotted
  • Period: Late Horizon
  • Format: h 63,5, w 92 cm

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