Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • Potawatomi peoples
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1961
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 5 x 4.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 5 x 4.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3833.a,b

The pair of very small buckskin moccasins are light colored. White and light blue beading fixes the ankle flap to the shoe. There is a "U" shaped border on the top of the shoe in light blue and white with a beaded medallion in light blue with five white triangles.