Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

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: a 7 x 5.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 4 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 5.5 x 5.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3838.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The buckskin ankle flaps and tongues are undecorated. The remainder of the upper is fully beaded with a yellow field. The top is a yellow and light blue checkerboard. The band around the bottom is yellow with red and light blue triangles.