Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Cheyenne or Kiowa peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 9 x 9 x 27 cm length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 10 5/8 in length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 10 x 9 x 27 cm length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 3 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 10 5/8 in length does not include fringe
  • Gift of Mrs. Clarence Chase
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3745.a,b
Description
Exhibitions

The pair of buckskin moccasins is rubbed with yellow pigment. There is long braided fringe on the back and shorter fringe on the front. There is a bison hoof pattern left in yellow buckskin with beading around it and a strip of red pigment down the center, between the hoof elements.

The beading has a white field and chevrons in dark blue, medium blue and red with a square in the same colors at the point of the stacked chevrons. There is an arrowhead shape with a dark blue outline and stem, with a medium blue and red interior. There is a band of white with black diagonal lines at the base of the ankle flaps.