19th Century Plains Beaded Moccasins

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A pair of high button, deerskin moccasins of a Plains Native American tribe.
Beaded by hand on each moccasin top, in yellow and blue above a black and white saw tooth band or strip of period beads, down to the toe.
There is a row of machine made fancy buttons, 8 or 9 on each moccasin upper, used to close the deerskin wraparound the ankles and shin.

Details

  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Needlework   Metal
    Beaded   Leather
    Hand-Crafted   Beads
    Machine-Made
  • Condition
    Distressed. Although heavily worn and mottled, these moccasins are still very attractive and have a delightful, antique quality, that I find historically romantic. They have a petite dimension which could have been made for a woman or young adult. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    10 in. H x 3.5 in. W x 10 in. D
    25 cm H x 9 cm W x 25 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Van Nuys, CA
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU92076870173
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2011

Located in Van Nuys, CA

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