Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • United States
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7.5 x 7.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 8 1/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7.5 x 8 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3817.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have buckskin soles. The opening for the feet is edged with blocks of red, dark blue, green and metallic copper beads. The top of the shoe is decorated with a flower-like design, outlined in white with white stems. There are three petals or leaves at the front in green, red, and dark blue. There are four petals or leaves on either side of the opening,in dark blue, light blue, red or green, and copper.