Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Canadian Inuit peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1939
  • Where object was made: Canada
  • seal fur, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 9.5 x 10 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 3 3/4 x 3 15/16 x 9 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 9 x 11 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b) 3 9/16 x 4 5/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7074.a,b

The pair of moccasins is made from mottled brown fur. They are lined with off-white cloth. The front is beaded with a white and red flower with a yellow and light blue center. They have white stems with light purple and orange leaves that come from the flap at the top center of the shoe.