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Child's beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs / Unknown

Essay/Description

Beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs.

Curatorial Remarks

Southern Plains style of the outlined beadwork on the foot of the moccasins (beadwork design is not completely filled in). These are from the 1930s or 1940s and most likely used during a ceremonial event or other formal events. These moccasins were made by an Arapaho artist, but could been worn by many other tribes.

Tags: beadwork, blue, red, green, leather ties, leather
People: Arapaho
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): 
Child's beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Arapaho
Date: 
circa 1930-1940
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass, cotton
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.318a-b
Department: 
Not On View

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