The Andean corded communication system. The cord’s composition, ply, length, end
treatment, and color were all significant factors in the quipu’s use and meaning.
This enigma is made of Cotton. Composed of a thicker, 32"/81.28 cm long Primary cord.
It contains 65 pedant cords alternating in segmented tan and brown colors. Each pendant
varies in length with strategically placed differing type knots representing numeric
values. According to Harvard University's Quipu Data Base Project, there are approximately
600 Quipus in existence in museum, university and private collections around the
Private American collection. Ex. Alex del Canho collection, Israel, acquired 1960’s.