Hopi Pueblo (Native American). <em>Dancing Shoes</em>, late 19th century. Deer hide, pigments, sinew, porcupine quill, horse hair, wool, 10 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (25.9 x 11 x 18.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7175a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7175a-b.jpg)

Dancing Shoes

Artist:Hopi Pueblo

Medium: Deer hide, pigments, sinew, porcupine quill, horse hair, wool

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 10 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (25.9 x 11 x 18.6 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H23, 6D

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Accession Number: 05.588.7175a-b

Image: 05.588.7175a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The blue color of these high top shoes indicates they may have been worn by Kachina Dancers. The red fringe was colored by dye made from alder bark or rubbed iron oxide. Calcium carbonate might have created the blue color. A band of porcupine quills covers the heels.

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