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, leather, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 9 x 10 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 3 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 11 3/4 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 10 x 10.5 x 30.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 3 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 12 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2316.a,b

The dark yellow buckskin uppers are stitched to leather soles. There is a buckskin tie at the front of the ankle. There is a folded, cut decorative edge around the ankle. The insteps are beaded with a large white rectangle with an orange diamond and black outline in the center and orange and black lines above and below. Each corner of the rectangle has a stepped diamond outline in white with a black line in the center.