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Pair of Moccasins

Arts of the Americas

On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Hide, beads
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (27 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 43.201.70a-b
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE front, CUR.43.201.70a-b_view3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. <em>Pair of Moccasins</em>, 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)