Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's boot
  • unknown Apache maker
  • child's boot, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17.5 x 6.5 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3778

The small buckskin boot has a rawhide sole. There is beading on top of the foot, around the edges of the foot, and a stripe on the front and the outside. It has a white field with a yellow and dark blue square on the side of the foot. There is a yellow triangle with a colorless outline on top of the foot and a plain white stripe up the front of the boot. There is a row of white diamonds up the outside of the boot shaft.