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 4.5 x 5.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 1 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 4 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 5 x 5.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 1 15/16 x 2 1/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3831.a,b

The pair of small buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. The buckskin ankle flaps and tongue are edged with white beads. The remainder of the upper is beaded with a white field. The top of the shoe is decorated with two wide pink chevrons and two wide light blue chevrons. The white band around the bottom is decorated with dark blue triangles and clusters of three green squares.