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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Francis Brown
    born: Fort Washakie, Wyoming, United States ; died: Riverton, Wyoming, United States ; active: Wyoming, United States
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming, United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, sinew, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10 x 10.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 9.5 x 10 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3740.a,b

The light colored buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. There is a zigzag edge on the ankle flaps and tongue. The beaded upper consists of a white field and a light green bison hoof pattern. There are two orange triangles, points together, with a black outline and yellow and light green triangle on either side in the space between the light green hoof elements. There are two designs around the bottom. The orange design, described above, alternates with a red chevron with translucent red outline, over two light blue triangles with a dark blue outline and two red triangles.