Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each 5 x 5.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each 1 15/16 x 2 1/8 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1808.a,b

The buckskin moccasins have undecorated flaps around the ankles with a single tie and rawhide soles. The beaded decoration is two medium blue triangles ("buffalo tracks") with a white band around the base and between the triangles. The white bands have clusters of three squares in red and dark blue. They are lane stitched.