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Object description

  • Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce) artist
  • Pair of moccasins, before 1930
  • Leather, glass
  • Columbia River Plateau, United States
  • L: 10 in, W: 4 1/2 in (L: 25.4 cm, W: 11.4 cm)
  • Gift of W. P. Knapp, 1930
  • E20793


This is a pair of heavily beaded, leather moccasins. The glass beadwork covers the entire top portion of the moccasin extending from the toe around the heel. The beadwork forms decorative designs of navy blue, red and dark green geometric patterns on a white background.