Arapaho. <em>Pair of Moccasins</em>, 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)

Pair of Moccasins


Medium: Hide, beads, felt

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (14 x 6 cm)



Accession Number: 43.201.73a-b

Image: CUR.43.201.73a-b_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pair of beaded child's moccasins with a tipi door design in white, red, and green on the vamp, and a band of blue and white triangles around the foot. They may be Northern Cheyenne as the extra tall ankle pieces may be a version used by a northern artist, 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 repurposed parfleche bottoms as remnants of the painted design remain. Quite a lot of the green fringe cloth is missing from around the ankle.

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