Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded boots
  • Apache or Crow peoples
  • pair of beaded boots, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 61 x 7 x 22.5 cm height includes flap
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 24 x 2 3/4 x 8 7/8 in height includes flap
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 71 x 7 x 22 cm height includes flap
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 27 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 8 11/16 in height includes flap
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3783.a,b
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Description

The pair of buckskin boots have rawhide soles. There is a pointed flap at the top of the back of the boot shaft. The boots appear orange, and the flap on the front of each boot is colored red, with beading along the edge in colorless beads. The top of the foot is beaded with a rectangle and alternating squares of pink and yellow with a stripe of dark blue between. They are outlined with light green, then pink with dark pink blocks.