Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • North or Central America
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1980
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7.5 x 10.5 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 15/16 x 4 1/8 x 10 13/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7 x 10 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3822.a,b

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. They have a band of white beadng around the bottom with clusters of three triangles in light blue, dark blue and yellow or yellow, red and light blue. There are two strips of beading down the front of the shoe with the triangles in dark blue, light blue and yellow.