Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded moccasin
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • beaded moccasin, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9.5 x 10 x 22.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 8 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3813

The single buckskin moccasin has a rawhide sole. The buckskin ankle flaps and tongue are undecorated. The remainder of the upper is beaded. There are four light blue stripes alternating with white stripes on the top of the shoe. Short white lines cross the white stripes with a red square. The light blue band under the ankle flaps is decorated with white crosses. The wide band of white beading around the bottom is decorated with a design of a yellow square with a red outline and a light blue outline, flanked by light blue squares.