Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of child's beaded moccasins
  • United States
  • pair of child's beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7 x 7 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 6.5 x 7 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3843.a,b
Description

The pair of buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles and beading. There is a band of light blue beading around the tongue with red edging. There is red beading around the opening for the ankle. There is a band of yellow beads under the opening then a band of light blue and red checkerboard beading. There is a band of white and red squares around the bottom. The top of the shoe is decorated with two narrow red diamonds (outlined with yellow) at the sides and a red stripe down the center front with a light blue outline.