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 7.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 6 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 5 x 7.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 1 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3839.a,b
Description

The pair of small buckskin moccasins have rawhide soles. There is a band of light blue and translucent yellow parallelgrams around the bottom of the shoe. The top is covered with a checkerboard of buckskin and light blue beads, with a chevron of translucent yellow squares.