Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Cheyenne peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7.5 x 10 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 15/16 x 3 7/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 10 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3815.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. They have a band of white beads around the bottom with clusters of three triangles in red and dark blue. The top of the shoe is decorated with a rectangle shaped field of beads. The bottom half is white with triangles down either side in red and dark blue and a red stripe down the middle. The top half of the rectangle consists of white and green vertical stripes. There is a yellow horizontal stripe with a light blue block and a dark blue stripe above that divides the top half from the bottom half.