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Soft soled leather moccasins with velvet and floral beadwork on the vamp and cuff / Native American; Chippewa

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Soft soled leather moccasins with velvet and beadwork on the vamp and cuff. The cuff and the tounge of the shoe are boardered by a red silk ribbon. The beadwork is a floral design and uses a spot stitch.

In the Northeastern tribes, men and women would wear moccasins or boots made from animals’ hocks, or hind legs. The footwear was sometimes decorated with quillwork or embroidery. Floral and nature-inspired patterns were the most frequently used (Paterek 1994, 42-43).

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Title(s): 
Soft soled leather moccasins with velvet and floral beadwork on the vamp and cuff
Culture: 
Native American; Chippewa
Date: 
early 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Prairie Region, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, glass, velvet, silk, cotton string
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.275a-b
Department: 
On View

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