Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded boots
  • North or Central America
  • pair of beaded boots, late 1800s–1975
  • buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 31 x 9 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 12 3/16 x 3 1/2 x 10 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 31 x 9.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 12 3/16 x 3 3/4 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3858.a,b

The pair of buckskin boots has buckskin soles. There is a row of small silver metal buttons down the side. The outside of the shaft is decorated with a large red flower with pink and brown details and two tone green leaves. The button edge and top edge have a band of light blue beading with green triangles and two orange triangles with red detail. The long, narrow buckskin tab hangs at the top of the buttons and is edged with metallic brown beads. The top of the shoe portion is decorated with a large red flower with yellow and orange detail and two tone green leaves.