My newest love, Khipu or Quipu. I am learning about these in my Native Art of the Americas class. Khipu were recording devices historically used in the region of the Andes in South America. A khipu usually consisted of colored, spun, and plied thread or strings from a llama or alpaca.
The cords contained numeric and other values encoded by knots in a base ten positional system. Khipus might have just a few of up to 2,000 cords.
I love how these are photographed!
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