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–1930
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 5.5 x 12.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 2 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7 x 7.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 3/4 x 2 15/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3846.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles and buckskin ankle flaps and soles. The remainder of the upper is beaded. It has a white field and stepped triangles around the bottom of the shoe in layers of color: green, white, red, light blue and dark blue. The top of the shoe is light blue with a red star-like design with a white center. There are green squares with dark blue outlines along the bottom edge of the light blue field.