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Even When People Have Tried to Preserve Quipus, Corrective Care May Still Be Required

 Conservators in the field of library science have the skills to handle a variety of situations.

If quipus are to be conserved close to their place of origin, local camelid or wool fibres in natural colors can be obtained and used to mend breaks and splits in the cords. 
Even though some quipus have hundreds of cords, each cord should be assessed and treated individually.
Quipu cords can be "mechanically cleaned with brushes, small tools and light vacuuming". 
Just as the application of fungicides is not recommended to rid quipus of mold, neither is the use of solvents to clean them.
Rosa Choque Gonzales and Rosalia Choque Gonzales, conservators from southern Peru, worked to conserve the Rapaz patrimonial quipus in the Andean village of Rapaz, Peru.
These quipus had undergone repair in the past, so this conservator team used new local camelid and wool fibers to spin around the area under repair in a similar fashion to the earlier repairs found on the quipu.
Just as in classical electronics, the construction of electronic capabilities on embroidery digitizing textile fibers requires the use of conducting and semi-conducting materials such as a conductive textile. 
There are a number of commercial fibers today that include metallic fibers mixed with textile fibers to form conducting fibers that can be woven or sewn.
However, because both metals and classical semiconductors are stiff material, they are not very suitable for digitizing textile fiber applications, since fibers are subjected to much stretch and bending during use.
One of the most important issues of e-textiles is that the fibers should be washable.
Electrical components would thus need to be insulated during washing to prevent damage.
Genetic analysis suggests that the human body louse, which lives in clothing, may only have diverged from the head louse some 107 millennia ago, which supports evidence that humans began wearing clothing at around this time.
These estimates predate the first known human exodus from Africa, although other hominid species who may have worn clothes - and shared these louse infestations - appear to have migrated earlier.

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