Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Mrs. Lame Bull
  • pair of beaded moccasins, early 1900s–1919
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 8.5 x 10.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7.5 x 10 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 15/16 x 3 7/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3751.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and fully beaded uppers, including the ankle flaps. They have a light blue field with red bands around the bottoms and bands of red triangles around the ankles. The medallions on top of the insteps have bands of red, white, light blue, dark blue, light green and yellow. There are triangles on either side of the medallions in yellow, light green and black. There are larger triangles under the ankles in medium blue, white, light green, yellow and black. There are stacked triangles in yellow, dark blue, white and red on the tongues.