The Khipu Patrimony of Rapaz, Perú


In the high cordillera of central Peru, a village called Rapaz has conserved a priceless patrimony. It is a collection of khipu records housed in their original building. Khipus are Andean objects made of cords and knots that embody a still-mysterious system for recording information. This website documents the collaborative project which brought Peruvian and international scientists together with the villagers of Rapaz to protect and study the “Khipu House” and its contents. (Click on picture for a larger image).