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Catalog Number 2011.159.002.1-.2
Object Name Moccasin
Collection Jo Hollye Silvers
Year Range from 1895.0
Year Range to 1910.0
Tribe Cheyenne
Description Cheyenne moccasins beaded in a solid light blue color; made of hide, sinew sewn with rawhide soles. The cut and style of the moccasins are characteristic of a southern Cheyenne style cut. The tongue is a separate of hide that is sewn on and attached. The ties or laces for the moccasins is composed of a single long strip of hide that is looped through two holes in the moccasins cuffs and two holes in the tongue. There is a welt sewn into the moccasins to cover the seam that attaches the tops to the soles of the moccasins. Some visible signs of wear and tear. The heel pieces are separate pieces of hide that have been sewn to the original hide, most likely to replace b/c of the physical wear, tear, and stress on those seams. The left moccasin (#2011.159.002.001) heel pieces show signs of physical stress and the seams are detached in the middle but remain together at the top and bottom. These moccasins are fully beaded in the same color, a turquoise seed bead, approximate size either 9/0 or 10/0, rather large. Beads are sewn on with cotton thread. Some areas of loose beads and loose threads but overall in good shape.
Dimensions H-2.5 W-4.5 L-11.625 inches
Material hide/ bison/ sinew/ cotton/ glass
Search Terms bead
Native American
Category Native American Moccasins