Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded boots
  • unknown Cheyenne or Hinono’eino (Arapaho) maker
  • pair of beaded boots, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, nickel silver, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 84.5 x 8 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 33 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 82.5 x 8 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 32 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 10 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3773.a,b
Label Text

The pair of buckskin boots have rawhide soles. The buckskin is covered with yellow pigment. The top of the boot comes to a point with short fringes along the edges. There are silver metal discs on the flap along the front. There is beading along the sides of the flap and a wide band around the ankle and beading on top of the foot and around the bottom. The beading has a white field. There are vertical stripes with yellow and medium blue triangles. The wide band around the ankle has thin red and dark blue stripes with light blue triangles at regular intervals. There is a white band around the bottom with light blue triangles and red detail. The stripe down the middle of the top of the foot has three light blue triangles with red outlines, and the top of the stripe is solid light blue.