Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • Osage peoples
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1956
  • Where object was made: Oklahoma, United States
  • buckskin, silk ribbon, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 4.5 x 3.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4.5 x 3.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3830.a,b
Description

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have buckskin soles. They have remnants of tan ribbon around the ankles and remnants of tan bows. The "U" shaped panel of tan ribbon on top of the shoe is edged with pink and white beads, accented with clusters of green and pink.