Description

    Quipu
    Inca
    A.D. 1430 - 1530
    Cotton, camelid fibers
    Diameter 34 ½ in. at break-point

    The present example has been disentangled and mounted in the standard circular format. It illustrates a range of cord colors and knotting patterns, the method developed by the Inca administration to record the remarkably accurate census, tax, and resource information which was central to the efficiency and effective extension of the Inca empire. The condition is good.

    Provenance
    Splendors of the World, Haiku, Hawaii





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    September, 2006
    29th Friday
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