Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota or Santee maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1986
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 10 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 9.5 x 9.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Alice McKinley
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3857.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. They have a sawtooth band of beading around the bottom edge in dark blue, translucent pink and translucent yellow. There is a keyhole shaped beaded design on top in green, red and orange with dark blue and black details.