Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Arapaho, Cheyenne, or Sioux peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9.5 x 9 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 10 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Westminster Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3772.a,b
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and undecorated ankle flaps and tongues. The remainder of the upper is beaded and has a white field. The top of the shoe has two stacked chevrons in red and blue with a yellow diamond in the center. Two designs alternate around the bottom: a yellow diamond with a dark blue triangle with a red line on either end alternates with a yellow rectangle with a dark blue outline and two red triangles.