Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Bertha Yellow Wolf
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1972
  • Where object was made: Browning, Montana, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10 x 10 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 11 x 9 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 5/16 x 3 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3805.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have buckskin soles. They have beaded decoration on the top in the shape of a "T" with yellow triangles at the points on the bottom and the bottom of the crossbar. Three orange diamonds are outlined in blue on a yellow field in the vertical portion of the "T" and outlined in blue, then orange. The crossbar of the "T" has a thin vertical yellow stripe on either side, flanked by blue, then orange.