Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Potawatomi peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, 1860s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cloth, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 6 x 11.5 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 6 x 11.5 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7 x 11 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3741.a,b
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The pair of buckskin moccasins have fully beaded insteps and ankle flaps. There is black wool under the beaded panel. The flaps are black wool, edged with very faded blue cloth. The instep beading has a red heart-like design, with white, green and pink on one side, light blue, pink and black on the other. They are edged with a thin line of light blue. The ankle flaps have horizontal diamonds in red, medium blue, yellow, light blue, pink, colorless, and black, outlined in contrasting colors.