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Pair of Moccasins

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Hide, beads
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (27 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 43.201.70a-b
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Arapaho, Northern (Native American). Pair of Moccasins, early 20th century. Hide, beads, 10 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (27 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.70a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.43.201.70a-b_view3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Definitely northern Plains. On Gros Vente moccasins one sees beaded designs like this on deer or elk hide, from around the Fort Belknap reservation region. But this "arrow" design is a very common design used by several different tribes. Since they do not look particularly Salish, or Sioux, they possibly are Arapaho.
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    Pair of Moccasins