Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • unknown Wazhazhe (Osage) maker
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1956
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 6.5 x 6 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 5 1/2 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7.5 x 7 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 5 5/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3840.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The ankle flaps and tongue are undecorated. The remainder of the upper is beaded. There is a wide white band around the bottom with dark blue stepped triangles with a green rectangle inside with red and white outlines. There are two small red squares between each triangle. The top of the shoe is green with stacked chevrons in white, dark blue, yellow and red with a white cross.