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Men's beaded leather moccasins / Unknown

Essay/Description

Beaded leather moccasins. White beaded field with zoomorphic designs around perimeter. Lane of beadwork up the seam of the cuff. Geometric designs across the vamp and around the cuff. Beaded tongue with geometric designs. Row of red and white beads on the top of the cuff. All beading done with lazy stitch.

Curatorial Remarks

These are a 20th century ceremonial event pair of moccasins. They are fully beaded with horse designs. The horse beadwork designs didn't appear until the 20th century. Cotton was used instead of sinew to sew the beads onto the leather.

Tags: hard sole, beadwork, animal designs, white, red, leather ties
People: Cheyenne
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Men's beaded leather moccasins
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Cheyenne
Date: 
20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, glass, cotton
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.308a-b
Previous Number(s): 
8427.308; 84.308a-b
Department: 
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