Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Ka’igwu (Kiowa) maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 12 x 11 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 11 3/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 11.5 x 10.5 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3791.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. The buckskin is colored yellow. There is a band of yellow beads around the bottom and a "T" across the top of the foot. The yellow bands have dark blue crosses with light blue centers and series of three squares in dark blue and light blue.