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

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.