Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • unknown Wazhazhe (Osage) maker
  • 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: b 5.5 x 6.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4.5 x 8.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 1 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3849.a,b
Label Text

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have buckskin ankle flaps covered with dark red silk cloth with a dark blue border and white beaded edging. They have red ribbon ties. The top of the shoe is beaded with a white edge, a medium blue stripe down the center and a narrow red stripe down either side of blue.