Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • North or Central America
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1993
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 8.5 x 10.5 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 9 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 9 x 11 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 9 5/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3797.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. The ankle flaps and tongues are undecorated. The remainder of upper is beaded with a white field and a band of light blue-green around the bottom of the shoe. There is a large red flower, with an element of sparkle, orange detail and light blue outline with two tone green leaves. There is a small red rose-like flower with yellow detail and green leaves on either side of the shoe under the ankle.