Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Hinono’eino (Arapaho) or Ka’igwu (Kiowa) maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 9 x 13.5 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 3 9/16 x 5 5/16 x 9 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 9 x 13 x 24 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b) 3 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 9 7/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3746.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. There is short fringe down the front middle of the shoe. They are beaded with bison hoof patterns in dark. There is a band of white around each hoof element and the bottom. There are dark blue diagonal lines and short vertical red lines in the white.