Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Hinono’eino (Arapaho) or Sioux maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, paint, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10 x 12 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 11 x 13 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 5/16 x 5 1/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3742.a,b
Label Text

The pair of buckskin moccasins have painted rawhide soles.

The rawhide soles are painted with green, yellow, red and blue lines and diamonds. They appear to be cut from a larger painted piece.

There are zigzag edges on the ankle flaps and tongue. The beaded design on the top of the shoe is a cross-like pattern in yellow with stripes of translucent red and translucent blue-green at the ends. There is a dark blue diamond outline in the center. The remainder is undecorated.