Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota or Siksika (Blackfoot) maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10.5 x 11.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 14.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3800.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. The ankle flaps are folded down with a zigzag edge. The beading on top of the shoe is an angular flower that looks like shatterhead from a grass, in dark blue and light blue with red detail. It has a red stem with small green leaves. There are large light blue and dark blue leaves at the bottom.