pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins
pair of child's moccasins

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pair of child's moccasins


The word most often used to identify American Indian footwear is "moccasins," a term of the Algonquin people of eastern Canada.

These moccasins are typical in having hard rawhide soles and soft leather upper parts.

The intention of beaded dress items is to beautify and enhance an owner's status.

American Indian beadwork, in general, is decorative rather than symbolic, and most designs are geometric and floral.

Estate of Vice Admiral A. P. Niblack [1859-1929] of Indianapolis; donated to the John Herron Art Institute {1} in 1930

{1} The John Herron Art Institute was the precursor to the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Object Information

creation date
1880-1910
materials
leather, rawhide, sinew, glass beads, silk ribbon
dimensions
A) 1-1/2 x 3 x 6-7/8 in.
B) 2 x 3-1/2 x 6-3/4 in.
accession number
30.560A-B
credit line
Gift of Vice Admiral Albert P. Niblack
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors