Object photography

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Object description

  • Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) artist
  • Moccasin, 19th century
  • Leather, glass, fabric
  • Great Lakes, North America
  • L: 7 in, W: 2 1/2 in, D: 4 in (L: 17.8 cm, W: 6.3 cm, D: 10.2 cm)
  • Gift of the Essex Institute, 1891
  • E3713


Essex Institute Collection


This is a pair of child's moccasins with stiff soles and 2.5 cm high heels. The moccasins have ankle flaps with thongs. Each toe has black cloth edged with red on which is a floral design in pink, blue, brown, and gray small glass beads. There is a black cloth band around the heel of one foot with a similar bead design on black cloth. On the other shoe the remains of it are fastened at one end only, the other end hangs loosely.