Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Lakota peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1964
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, metal, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 10.5 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 10 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 10.5 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 13/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3747.a,b
Description

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. There is fringe with metal tinklers just under the ankle flaps. They have beaded uppers. There is a band of light blue at the bottom with a band of red above. Then there is a band of light blue triangles with red triangles. The remaining knife blade-shaped area is green with a yellow border and middle line. There is a triangle on either side with a yellow half and green half and a red border.