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Khipu

Inca culture

Museo Machupicchu - Casa Concha

Museo Machupicchu - Casa Concha

The quipu was a knotted-string device used for record keeping in the Inca empire; its name signifies “knot” in Quechua. Made of cotton or camelid fibers, the principal structural components of a quippu were a main, or primary cord to which were attached a variable number of so-called pendant strings.

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  • Title: Khipu
  • Creator: Inca culture
  • Location: Cusco
  • Physical Dimensions: Largo: 65 cm.
  • Provenance: Cusco
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco. UNSAAC
  • Medium: Entrelazado y anudado
  • Materiales: Fibra de camélidos
  • Fecha: S. XV
  • Cultura/Estilo: Inca

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