Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • Santee peoples
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 6 x 7.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 6 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 5.5 x 6.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Alice McKinley
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3776.a,b
Description

The small pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. There are two stripes of beading on the top of the shoe and another across the top of the shoe and a band around the base. They all have a white field with orange triangles, outlined with dark blue.