Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Osage peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1932
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 12 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 10 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 12 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 9 13/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3853.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and the buckskin ankle flaps have notched edges. The remainder of the upper is beaded. There is a white band around the bottom with red and dark blue triangles and dark blue squares. The white stripe down the top of the shoe has red and dark blue detailing. The remainder is a medium blue field with a black cross with a red center on either side of the stripe. There is a light green cloth flap with notched edges under the buckskin flap.