Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Comanche peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, metal, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 11 x 15.5 x 30 cm length includes side fringe, not back fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 4 5/16 x 6 1/8 x 11 3/4 in length includes side fringe, not back fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 11 x 19 x 30 cm length and width includes fringe as it lays
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 4 5/16 x 7 1/2 x 11 3/4 in length and width include fringe as it lays
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3810.a,b
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The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. They are made of yellow-green colored buckskin. They have long yellow fringe on the back seam and shorter fringe along the top, falling to the lateral side. The ankle flaps have beading along the edges in white and medium blue with red squares. The beaded medallion on the tongue has a white field, a metal disc in the center, a dark blue sunburst, and a red and light blue outline. The narrow triangle of red buckskin on the top is edged with white beads with a dark blue stripe on one side with red and medium blue squares and the other side is white with medium blue and red lines.