Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Dakelh (Carrier) maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, early 1900s–1950
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • buckskin, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 11 x 12 x 22.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 8 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 12 x 12 x 22.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3762.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have an unbleached cloth lining around the beaded ankle flap. The ankle flap has a medium blue and red flower with a yellow center with a black vine-like stem, light green leaves with pink detail, and a three petaled flower on either end. One is red, white and light blue, with a green base. The other is medium blue, black and red with a green base. The top of the shoe is beaded with triangles in red, yellow, orange, green, light green, pink, white, black, light blue and medium blue. The tongue is edged with light blue beads.