Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of miniature snowshoes
  • unknown Native Alaskan maker
  • pair of miniature snowshoes, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Alaska, United States
  • wood, leather, sinew
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 3 x 5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0597.a,b
Label Text

This pair of miniature snowshoes is made from wood and sinew. Each has two wooden slats, slightly curved. The ends come together at the front and turn upward. They do not quite meet in back. The widest points have a net of sinew with smaller crosswise wooden slats at the front and back.