Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Kaw (Kanza) peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 15.5 x 15 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 6 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 11 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 11.5 x 12 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of Katharyn Eads
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3808.a,b
Label Text

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The buckskin ankle flap has a zigzag border. The upper is beaded with a white field, and pairs of thin triangles in red or dark blue flank columns of four squares in the opposite color. The top of the shoe has a stylized dark blue bird.