Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 11 x 10 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 5/16 x 3 7/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 10 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3795.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. The buckskin ankle flaps and tongue are undecorated. The band of white beading around the base is decorated with red and dark blue squares. The top of the shoe is decorated with white and green stripes. The center white stripe has the same squares as the bottom band. The white stripes on either side have solid dark blue blocks. The green stripes have white blocks.