Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Apache maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 11 x 9.5 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 5/16 x 3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 9.5 x 9.5 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3807.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The top edge of the ankle flaps are beaded with a band of white with vertical yellow stripes and red and dark blue rectangles. The flap is edged with white, green and red. The outside of each foot is decorated with two crossed stems, each with five leaves. The front of the shoe is decorated with a white cross with an iridescent yellow center, iridescent red squares below, green and white striped triangles at the side and bottom arms and a red, white and blue leaf-like design on either side of the bottom triangle.