Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Plains peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10 x 11 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10.5 x 11.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 10 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3749.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. They have light colored buckskin ankle flaps, tongues and ties. They have fully beaded uppers. There is a dark blue field with two tipi designs on each side consisting of a white triangle with a pink and dark blue rectangle. There is a red and white chevron on top of the instep. The tipi designs are separated by a row of four white crosses with red centers.