Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's beaded moccasin
  • United States
  • child's beaded moccasin, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10.5 x 9.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 7 1/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3818

The single, small buckskin moccasin has a rawhide sole. The ankle flap has a notched edge. The top of the shoe is beaded with a diamond that is half white and half medium blue. There is a striped wedge at each point, in white, medium blue and dark blue stripes. Three of the diamond's sides have a long narrow diamond. The closest half is white, the other half is stripes in dark blue, yellow, medium blue and pink.