Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • United States
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, ribbon, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 5.5 x 7 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 7 1/2 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 6 x 7 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3862.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and red ribbon ties. There is a band of medium blue beading around the bottom edge with pairs of yellow triangles outlined in red. There are two medium blue stripes down the top with an interrupted stripe across the top decorated with small red and yellow blocks.