Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • unknown Ka’igwu (Kiowa) maker
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, 1922
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 4.5 x 6 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 5 5/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 6.5 x 6.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3844.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have buckskin soles. There is a band of yellow beading around the bottom of the shoe with white triangles with dark blue outlines. Diamonds in red, white and dark blue decorate the buckskin above the yellow band. The opening is edged with black beads.