Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • United States
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 5.5 x 8 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 5.5 x 7.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3769.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. There are bands of diamonds around the base in medium blue, and green/red or green/black stripes. The top of the shoe is a checkerboard of beading and buckskin. Most of the squares are green, but there is a chevron of white squares with red outlines.