Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Ponca maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 11 x 11 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 10 3/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 11 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3758.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasions have rawhide soles. The beaded band around most of the bottom edge has a light blue field and a design with two dark blue triangles separated by a red or orange rectangle. The top of the shoe is decorated with a keyhole shaped design. The round part has a dark blule center, with bands of yellow, light blue, orange, then an outer band of red and light blue triangles. The rectangular part has stripes of yellow, light blue, orange and red.