Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1970
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 7.5 x 13 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 2 15/16 x 5 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 8.5 x 10 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 3 3/8 x 3 15/16 x 9 1/4 in
  • Gift of John Yust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3852.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and buckskin ankle flaps and tongues. The remainder of the uppers are beaded. There is a white band around the bottom of the shoe and down the middle of the top decorated with paired red triangles with a yellow and dark blue outline. The green band under the ankle flaps has yellow and red blocks and the top of the shoe is green with diagonal lines of red and yellow blocks.