Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Lakota peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 5.5 x 12.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7.5 x 12 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 10 5/8 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3811.a,b

The pair of flattened buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The uppers are fully beaded, except for the ankle flaps. They have a white field with green bison hoof designs with a dark blue triangle and red square between the hoof elements. There are triangles around the bottom in red or green with a thin white outline and a thick dark blue outline.