Pair of Moccasins
Arts of the Americas
early 20th century
Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
Pair of moccasins with beaded arrow design on the vamp. They are definitely Northern Plains. On Gros Vente moccasins one sees beaded designs like this on deer or elk hide, from around the Fort Belknap reservation region. But this "arrow" design is a very common and used by several different tribes. Since they do not look particularly Salish or Sioux, they are possibly Arapaho.
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Arapaho Northern. Pair of Moccasins, early 20th century. Hide, beads, 10 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (27 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.70a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.43.201.70a-b_view3.jpg)
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