Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • Kiowa peoples
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a 6 x 7 x 17 cm length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 6 11/16 in length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 5.5 x 6.5 x 17 cm length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 6 11/16 in length does not include fringe
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3796.a,b
Description

The pair of small buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. The shoes are colored yellow with fringe along the back seam and lateral side of the top. There is a white band of beading along the bottom edge, under the ankle flaps and across the top and two down the front of the top. The white bands are decorated with yellow triangles with black outlines, and a small light blue square with a red square below and yellow squares on either side, outlined in black.