Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Arapaho or Kiowa peoples
  • 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
Description

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.