Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10.5 x 10.5 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 11 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10.5 x 10 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3755.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. It has red cloth edging on the ankle flaps. It is beaded with a bison hoof pattern in green with a band of solid green below the ankle flaps. There is a wide band of white below the green, to the sole, with diagonal rows of triangles in red or dark blue. The divided portion of tongue is beaded in white with dark blue stripes and a green edge.