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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Native Arctic peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Alaska, United States or Canada
  • seal fur, cloth, metal beads, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each) 10 x 11 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each) 3 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 11 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7081.a,b

This is a pair of brown fur moccasins. The top of the instep is a light brown fur and is beaded with a shape that has a wavy edge, and is pointed near the toe. The wavy line is black and there is a thinner line in colorless beads. There is a heart-like shape in the center of the light blue beads and the metal beads forming a deep "U" in the center.

These moccasins have an off-white cloth liner.