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Pair of Moccasins SEE L61.15a,b

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Buffalo hide, beads, sinew, ribbon
DATES possibly late 18th or early 19th century.
DIMENSIONS 3 x 2 7/8 x 8 in. (7.6 x 7.3 x 20.3 cm) 3 x 2 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. (7.6 x 7.3 x 19.7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 43.201.323a-b
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
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CAPTION Northeast (unidentified) (Native American). Pair of Moccasins SEE L61.15a,b, possibly late 18th or early 19th century. Buffalo hide, beads, sinew, ribbon, 3 x 2 7/8 x 8 in. (7.6 x 7.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.323a-b. Creative Commons-BY
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION These hide moccasins are made identically to each other with a floral pattern on the vamp, sides and cuff. The hide cuff is sewn on and has a ribbon edging. The beadwork contains rare solid gold or gold plated beads considered unique and used in the Southeast region which suggests the moccasins are Cherokee in origin. Some historians feel the use of these beads is linked to the 1829 Georgia Gold Rush era. See supplemental file in curator office.
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Pair of Moccasins SEE L61.15a,b