Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Arapaho peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 8.5 x 28 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 3 3/8 x 11 x 10 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 8 x 29 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 3 1/8 x 11 x 10 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3766.a,b
Description

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and large cloth ankle flaps. The ankle flaps are light brown or unbleached, and undecorated other than their size. The buckskin upper has a beaded cross in dark green with a red center and yellow, red and light blue stripes at the end of each arm.