Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • United States
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7.5 x 12.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 15/16 x 4 7/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4.5 x 14 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 10 1/4 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3770.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. They have a light blue band of beading around most of the bottom of the shoe, with vertical green stripes. The top of the shoe is decorated with a dark blue cross with yellow at the end of each arm, with red and green details.