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Soft soled leather moccasins with spot stitching and a beaded floral design located on the vamp

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Soft soled leather moccasins with spot stitching and a beaded floral design located on the vamp. The cuff is absent of any design.

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 spot stitching and a beaded floral design located on the vamp
Culture: 
Native American; possibly Shoshone
Date: 
20th cenutry
Period: 
Historic
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, glass, cotton string
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.278a-b
Department: 
Not On View

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