Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Caddo peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1922
  • Where object was made: Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 9 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 8 x 9.5 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 10 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3824.a,b
Label Text

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The ankle flaps and tongues are edged with pink beads. The remainder of the upper is beaded with a light blue field. There are four legged animals, possibly deer, with yellow breasts at the bottom, separated by a design with two yellow triangles, outlined in translucent pink with an "L" at one end and dark blue triangles at the points of one yellow triangle. This design is also on the top of the shoe with dark blue outlines and pink outlying triangles.