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Pair of Moccasins

Arts of the Americas

CULTURES Kiowa or Witchita
MEDIUM Hide, beads, pigments
DATES mid–20th century
DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 3 13/16 in. (26 x 9.7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Ida Jacobus Grant
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Reviewed by Tim Ramsey, Southern Cheyenne/ Choctaw bead artist 10/13/04. He identified these as being Kiowa. These moccasins are painted blue (that discolors to greenish hue) with a round, green beaded medallion as a front flap. There is extensive hide fringe, painted dark blue, on the front flap and the back heel seam. Reviewed by Clyde M Hall, Shoshone Bannock, Laine Thom, Shoshone Goshiut Pauite, Melvin G Brewer, Ph.D., Internal Indian Affairs, Roberta Jones and Josephine A Williams, on Dec. 29, 2004. Consultants felt these were Kiowa. E. Hansen, Curator, Buffalo Bill Plains Indian Museum, 3/13-16/2007 Southern for sure and maybe Kiowa or even Wichita because of medallions and two lines going down to the toe and the flap. Blue color unusual as it is so very vivid, unusual.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Kiowa. Pair of Moccasins, mid–20th century. Hide, beads, pigments, 10 1/4 x 3 13/16 in. (26 x 9.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Ida Jacobus Grant, 44.116.11a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.116.11a-b_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 44.116.11a-b_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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