Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins with heels
  • United States
  • pair of beaded moccasins with heels, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, wood, leather, metal, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 11 x 12 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 9 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 11 x 9.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 5/16 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3738.a,b
Description

These are buckskin shoes on a western style sole with a wooden heel. There are metal nails in the heel and possibly in the sole. There is a buckskin flap on the left and right side of the ankle. The beading on the instep is a rectangle pattern with a triangular extension at the toe. There are chevrons in pink, light blue, dark blue and green.