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 6.5 x 6 x 14.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 5 11/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 6.5 x 6.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3835.a,b
Description

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. The ankle flaps and tongue are edged with white and light blue beads. The band of beading around the bottom has a white field. There are dark blue and light blue triangles with red details and red lines between. There is a vertical stripe of beading on the top of the shoe that consists of a white field, two light blue triangles and a red triangle.