Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • United States
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 8.5 x 10.5 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 9.5 x 11 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 10 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3828.a,b
Description

The buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and buckskin flaps and tongues. The bison hoof design is left bare. The remainder is beaded with a white field and green triangles around the bottom. The two strips down the front center between the hoof elements are white with green blocks.