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Woman’s beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs / Unknown

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Woman’s beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs.

Curatorial Remarks

Cheyenne or Arapaho women's hard sole moccasins with beaded rear seam and leather ties. 1940-1950. Made of rawhide. The difference between cotton and sinew thread is that the cotton will eventually rot and the beads will fall off. The moccasins could have been made for commercial sale because of the time in which the moccasins were created. The Cheyenne have been making items for commercial sale since the early 20th century.

Tags: Rawhide, cotton thread, beadwork, beaded rear seam, leather ties, hard sole
People: Cheyenne
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events or commercial sale

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

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Title(s): 
Woman’s beaded leather moccasins with geometric designs
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; possibly Arapaho or Cheyenne
Date: 
circa 1940-1950
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass, cotton
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.335a-b
Department: 
On View

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