Osage. <em>Pair of Moccasins</em>, early 20th century. Hide, beads, Each: 10 13/16 x 4 5/16 in. (27.5 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9035a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 11.694.9035a-b_PS2.jpg)

Pair of Moccasins


Medium: Hide, beads

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: Each: 10 13/16 x 4 5/16 in. (27.5 x 11 cm)



Accession Number: 11.694.9035a-b

Image: 11.694.9035a-b_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pair of moccasins covered with beaded blue and red thunderbird (Swallow-tailed Kite?) designs on a white ground. According to Sean Standing Bear (Osage) 10/20/2000, a non-Osage person might have made these because the birds are positioned upside down. Osage design dictates that the birds would point skywards.

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