Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • North or Central America
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1993
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 15 x 29.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 11 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 9.5 x 13 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3768.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have buckskin soles and relatively large ankle flaps and tongues. The top of the shoe is decorated with a flower-like design consisting of two medium blue petals with a light blue outline and green detail, and two red and light blue petals with a translucent yellow and dark blue detail. There are four light blue lines with a medium blue circle at each end.