Friday, March 23, 2007

Improvements to Tocapu Project Presentation


Presently I've been most busy with putting the Ascher-Ascher Quipu database into spreadsheet (XLS) form.

However, since there seems to have been more interest in some of the Tocapu work that I've played with, I spent some time recently systematizing the data that I've been able to find with regard to this project as well.

You can access digitized pictures of the Tocapu-laden garments that I've found in the literature (Woven Stories, Andean Textile Tradition and Legado de los Amautas) as well as a growing database of the tocapu symbols found on these garments at the link below:

And please do play with the images as well... See what you can find in the symbols as well...


Friday, March 02, 2007

Converting Ascher-Ascher Database into XLS form


I've decided to take on the slog of converting the Ascher-Ascher Quipu Database into XLS form.

Needless to say, this project will take at least several months. Nevertheless, I will be posting an updated Ascher-Ascher XLS Masterbook as I slog through the 212 some odd khipus on the database.

For now, you can find the data values for the first 30 khipus (AS010-AS040) of the Database at: