Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Jeanne Big Knife
    active: United States
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Rocky Boy Reservation, Montana, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 11 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 10 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10.5 x 12.5 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 10 13/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3792.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has a zigzag edge around the ankle. The beaded decoration on the top of the shoe is a brown diamond with a light blue outline.