Friday, November 03, 2006

Ascher-Ascher Multi-Color Designations

While most individual chords a khipu are of a single color, often enough, chords appear that are multicolored the following are designations given by Ascher-Ascher to characterize multicolored chords:

X-Y expresses the case where two chords of colors X and Y are twisted together giving a barbershop pole or peppermint stick effect.

X:Y expresses the case where a chord where the colors X and Y are interspersed giving a mottled effect

X/Y expresses the case where the color X ends and Y begins somewhere along the chord.

Dennis

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