Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, circa 1870
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 9.5 x 11.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 10 x 10.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 3 15/16 x 4 1/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0975.a,b

Pair of buckskin moccasins with rawhide soles. Yellow pigment on ankle flaps and tongue. Fully beaded uppers.

White field. Dark green bison hoof design. Red stripe down top middle with dark blue diagonal lines and light blue lines crossing the red stripe. "Tipi" designs around bottom: dark blue triangles with light blue and red rectangles alternating with dark blue triangles with pink and red rectangles.