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Sioux Artist

Child's Moccasins, 1890-1899
Beads on leather
2 7/8 x 3 x 7 1/2 in. (7.3 x 7.62 x 19.05 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Minnesota and Dakotas
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2049a,b
Moccasins decorated with very elaborate beadwork; even the soles are beaded. Geometric designs on a white background. Unfinished flaps.

Leather and glass beads

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 75, fig. 250.
"American Indian Art," Summer 1977.

Sioux moccasins with beaded soles were often erroneously called "wedding" or "burial" moccasins. In fact, they were worn for many occasions. Old photographs show Sioux adults and children wearing moccasins with beaded soles at Fourth of July celebrations (Pohrt, 1977, p. 37). Moccasins like these are an example of heavy beading and extended design field that characterized Plains beadwork of the Reservation Era.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 2 7/8 x 3 x 7 1/2 in. (7.3 x 7.62 x 19.05 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Overall Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 7 9/16 in. (6.67 x 7.3 x 19.21 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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