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–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7.5 x 12 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 11 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 8 x 11 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 11 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3761.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. They have a dark blue bison hoof design. There are white beads on the remainer with dark blue and red triangles with small white rectangles inside, and green "H" shapes. The divided tongue has rope-like ends, beaded in red, white and dark blue. There is brown cloth edging to the ankle flaps.