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, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Oklahoma, United States
  • buckskin, cloth, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 4.5 x 9 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 5/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3.5 x 7.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 1 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3841.a,b
Label Text

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have cloth ankle flaps. The underside of the flap is pink cloth and the top of the ankle flap has dark red velvet with a zigzag edge over the top of the light green cloth. The flap is edged with colorless beads and the zigzag is detailed with yellow beads. The top of the shoe is decorated with a triangular shape in dark blue and colorless, outlined with green, pink, colorless and red.