Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • unknown Newe (Shoshone) maker
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 6 x 7 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 7 5/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 6.5 x 8 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3784.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The ankle flaps are folded down with a scalloped edge, beaded in yellow/black and blue-green/orange. The top of the shoe is beaded with a diamond made of squares in black, yellow, blue green and orange. There is a bar across the top point in blue-green with a "half-diamond" in yellow, black and orange squares.