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Object description

  • Inunaina (Arapaho) artist
  • Pair of moccasins, 19th century
  • Leather, glass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 9 3/4 in, W: 4 1/4 in, D: 2 1/2 in (L: 24.8 cm, W: 10.8 cm, D: 6.3 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1908
  • E10568


This is a pair of leather moccasins decorated with glass beadwork. They are much worn. The right foot moccasin has a very large hole across the seam at the front of the shoe. There are green beads around toe and heel edged, and on toe trisected by white with red, green and black figures. Middle of toe has red cross with black-edged green arrowheads. There is a thin strip of leather around the ankle used to tighten the moccasin to the wearer.