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, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 x 8 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 1 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 7 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 x 10.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 1 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3860.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles and buckskin ankle flaps with black cloth edging. The uppers are beaded. They have a yellow band of beading around the bottom that is decorated with square outlines in red and green. The top of the shoe is decorated in a beaded and buckskin checkerboard. The beads are dark blue with a chevron in red squares with a yellow outline. There is a solid yellow stripe down the center top of the shoe.