Friday 4 May 2007

18th April

DP 108

This drawing was based on a photograph of a Quipu.

Quipus are a way of recording information from the Inca Empire, they may have been a personal mnemonic device or a form of coded writing but no one is quite sure. They are made from knotted coloured threads and string and historians haven't completely deciphered them yet, so naturally I am quite obsessed by them.

Posted: 8.12pm on 18.4.07
Returned: 21.4.07

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