Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Cheyenne peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 10 x 9.5 x 26 cm length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 10 1/4 in length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 8 x 10 x 26 cm length does not include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 10 1/4 in length does not include fringe
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3821.a,b
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. They have long buckskin fringe on the back seam and shorter fringe on the top. The band of white beading around the bottom has dark blue chevrons with a red bar underneath. There are two strips of white beading down the front with squares of dark blue or red and a series of white crosses with dark blue middles and ends. The buckskin is colored yellow.