- Great Lakes artist
- Pair of moccasins, early 19th century
- Leather, porcupine quill, silk, dye
- Great Lakes, North America
- L: 10 1/4 in, W: 3 3/4 in, D: 2 in (L: 26.0 cm, W: 9.5 cm, D: 5.1 cm)
- Museum Purchase, 1911
This is a pair of moccasins, the soles of which are much worn. The cuffs and toes are heavily embroidered with a lozenge / diamond-like design in flattened quills of red and blue in two shades each. It appears that at one point each cuff was also edged with a strip of red silk along the outer border of the quill pattern. A few white beads remain as well, indicating a possible border of white beads following the cuff and cloth edge. The cuffs used to have an edging of red fabric (likely silk).
- Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997