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Breed of llama with little hair on the face or body.
A major ayllu with roots in the Aymara confederations of Qharaqhara and Killakasasanaqi. Historically it was an ecclesiastical dependency of the people of Viceroy Toledo's strategy of reduction and main town of the doctrine of Condo Condo. Today it is located in the province of Avaroa in the department of Oruro in Bolivia, and is the indigenous municipal district of the township of Challapata and part of the indigenous territory or of the regional branch of Conamaq known as Jakisa (Jatun Killakas Asanaque).
Textile style of the Late Intermediate period which belongs to groups of the Qaraqara confederation of the southern altiplano and interandean valleys of Bolivia.
Figurative-geometric figure, similar to a ladder patapata (with colour in rows), in which the colours are organised in blocks of light and dark, in a pattern that is then usually repeated in the subsequent segments of the textile.
Plaited device in the Andes, that consists of principal strings and hanging threads whose codification of knots, direction of yarn, ways of attaching the threads to the string etc, enable the documentation of quantities given or received in a system of accounts, as well as the nature of the indicated elements (animals, people, crops etc). In the Inka state, quipus were aide-memoires, used by a specialised class of readers, the quipukamayuq. Apart from their use in accounts, they were used to record the feats of great figures of the period, narratives and even songs.