GOD TIED IN KNOTS: SEARCHING FOR THE SACRED KHIPUS OF THE ANDES

A talk by Sabine Hyland

It once was thought that khipus — the mysterious knotted cord texts of the Andes — died out soon after the Spanish conquest of the Inkas in 1532.  We now know that post-Inka khipu use flourished for over four centuries in remote highland villages in Peru.  Most of the surviving khipus bear a religious significance, either transmitting sacred knowledge themselves or playing a central role in local religious rituals. In this talk, Hyland describes her search for these secretive khipu texts in the Central Andes, and her involvement in the on-going decipherment of this three dimensional writing system.

WHEN: Tuesday 30th April, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Embassy of Peru (52 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SP)

Advance Tickets only: £10.00 members / £12.00 non-members*

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*this event is organized by the Anglo-Peruvian Society (Registered Charity No. 262046)