Possibly Tsuut'ina. <em>Pair of Moccasins</em>, 19th century. Hide, glass beads, 4 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.19a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.19a-b.jpg)

Pair of Moccasins


Medium: Hide, glass beads

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 4 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm)



Accession Number: 50.67.19a-b

Image: 50.67.19a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pair of moccasins made of hide with beaded geometric designs in green, yellow and white. There are two beaded cross motifs (possibly a star) on the vamp of each moccasin. The triangular design down the front might indicate deer hoof, rope, person, rope deer hoof or buffalo hoof. The sinuous beading along the side may indicate pathways. Note: design signification cannot be definitely determined as abstract designs can mean different things according to each maker. The cuff of each moccasin has been cut into points. Condition fair. Beadwork stable. Cuffs are slightly stiff.

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