Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 11.5 x 10 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 4 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 9 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 10.5 x 9 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 4 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3765.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The buckskin ankle flaps and tongues are not beaded, but the remainder of the uppers are beaded. They have a white field. They have a tipi design around the base (dark blue with yellow and red rectangle) that alternates with a stepped triangle in black and red with a yellow line in the middle. There is a red six pointed star with a light blue center on the top.