Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's beaded moccasin
  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) maker
  • child's beaded moccasin, late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • buckskin, velvet, cloth, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 6 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3775

The single, small buckskin moccasin has a brown velvet ankle flap. The ankle flap is edged with red cloth, which is also used as a tie. The top of the shoe has a "U" shaped piece of brown velvet, beaded with two solid circles of colorless beads and edged with two rows of white beads. The inside is lined with unbleached cloth.