Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • rawhide, buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 6.5 x 16 cm length does not include fringe on back
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 in length does not include fringe on back
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1805.a,b

The buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The buckskin ties are currently tying left to right shoe. Lane stitched beading covers the entire upper surface except for a band around the ankle and tongue. The decoration consists of a white field with light blue diamonds outlined in red. Red or dark blue chevrons touch the upper and lower points on the diamonds and there are red bars ending in a dark blue rectangle on the side points. There is a dark blue vertical stripe on the back.