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follows p 10.
Vol 45. pp 121 (Bk 6. ch .8&9 - both short)
is to this effect:-
Colours used to indicate categories,
e.g. yellow for gold; white, silver; red, soldiers.
Side threads indicated sub-classes. They
did not in practice go beyond tens of
thousands. Each locality kept its own
knots with its own clerks to interpret.
Usually they were only required for the
annual returns. The higher the knot
(i.e. the nearer the band fr wh t fringe
hung, t higher t no. Thus t top knot group
wld be tens of thousands ; t next, thousands,
the next hundreds; the next tens ; the
next units. The knots were made in
groups "like the knots represented on
t ever blesses Patriarch St Francis *.
There cld never be more than 9 in one
group. [[]Apparently Probably the group is was pro-
duced by "manifolding." []] "B neither words
"nor t reasoning, nor any historical event
"cld be expressed by t knots. For tre was no
"means o conveying t words tt were spoken, t
"knots expressing nos only, & not words." Hence ty
used pr[e acute]cis of speaches, historical fables, and poems (?ballads) in conjunction with the quipus, the latter
recording numbers only & categories. Thus G de la V.

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