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–1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 8 x 11 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7 x 11 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3737.a,b

This is a pair of buckskin moccasins with rawhide soles. They have pink cloth with light blue circles and black circles made of horizontal stripes on the edge of the ankle flap. There is an undecorated buckskin tongue at the front. They have fully beaded uppers.

They have an orange bison hoof design with white squares outlined in dark blue inside the hoof on a white field. There is a red stripe with triangles on the edges between the orange elements. Red and dark blue trapezoids alternate around bottom.