Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded moccasin
  • unknown Cree maker
  • beaded moccasin, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10.5 x 15 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 9 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3806

The single buckskin moccasin has a long, undecorated ankel flap and tongue. The top of the shoe is beaded in a floral design consisting of a green stem with small medium blue leaves and larger dark blue leaves with light blue veins. The flowers are red, pink and yellow. The area under the ankle flap appears to be light green, purple and medium blue vines with yellow and pink flowers or leaves.