Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Ojibwe (Ojibwa) maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each 9 x 11 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each 3 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1806.a,b

The buckskin moccasins have a folded edge near the ankle and a single tie. The beaded decoraiton on both shoes is a solid "U" shape in pearlescent white with a stem and three leaves with triangles along the long sides of the "U," and across the top of the "U" in two tones of red.