Pair of Moccasins
Arts of the Americas
Hide, beads, felt
early 20th century
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Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
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Arapaho. Pair of Moccasins, early 20th century. Hide, beads, felt, 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (14 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.73a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.43.201.73a-b_view1.jpg)
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These might be northern Cheyenne as the extra tall ankle pieces may be a version used by a northern artist. These baby’s moccasins have the tipi door design but there is no extra beaded strip across the vamp and heel that would usually be found on Cheyenne moccasins. The pointed toe is also an earlier fashion of northern Cheyenne but they could also be Northern Arapaho. They have parfleche bottoms as remants of the painted design remain. Quite a lot of the green fringe cloth is missing from around the ankle.
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