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Beaded Moccasin

Beaded Moccasin
Date: 1875-1925
This single beaded moccasin was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2006. The linear motif pattern, similar to a Central Plains style, is sewn with white, green, blue, and red beads. Beads also border the sole and a strip of beading is on the moccasin back, above the heel.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
The pair of slip-on beaded mocassins were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1923. The leather mocassins were beaded with dark and light blue, red and yellow beads in a geometric pattern on the uppers and around the edges. The soles were possibly recycled from a parfleche, a container made from a hide that was dried by stretching it onto a frame and then sewn together. The interior sole of the moccasins shows the painting that would have decorated the parfleche.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
The pair of slip-on beaded moccasins were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2003. They are likely either decorated in a Pawnee or Plains style. The leather moccasins were beaded with dark blue, red and green beads in a floral pattern on the uppers and around the sides. Traces of animal hair remain on the soles in addition to some writing in pencil.


Beaded Moccasins

Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
These moccasins were originally on display at the Highland Museum (later the Iowa and Sac and Fox Historic Site) in Doniphan County. The rounded toe moccasins have fur lined flaps and hard leather soles. Black cotton bands, stuffed with a red, white and blue printed cotton, trims the sides. The uppers and sides are decorated with a linear motif in red, white and blue beads.


Moccasins

Moccasins
Date: between 1890 and 1930
Slip-on leather moccasins decorated with beadwork on the uppers. Sinew wrap closure at ankle. Used by western artist Lawrence Coffelt as a prop in his Flint Hill Studio in Emporia, Kansas. Coffelt was born in Sycamore Springs, Kansas, in 1910, and died in Emporia in 1976. He operated outdoor advertising businesses in central Kansas for about 25 years before retiring and turning to art full-time in 1960. Coffelt was a largely self-taught artist who produced oil paintings and bronze sculptures.


Osage Beaded Moccasins

Osage Beaded Moccasins
Date: Unknown
These beaded moccasins are affiliated with the Osage Tribe. The leather moccasins have beaded tops, sides and soles in white, green, red, blue and metallic colored beads in geometric patterns. The tongues are split into two points that are tipped with metal tinklers and dyed red hair, possibly from a deer. It has been estimated that these moccasins may have been over 100 years old when donated in 1987 to the Kansas Historical Society.


Siouxian Moccasins

Siouxian Moccasins
Date: Unknown
This pair of slip-on beaded and fringed moccasins were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1902. The leather moccasins have hard soles and were beaded with bands of white, blue and red beads in a geometric pattern on the uppers and around the edges. A leather fringe is attached to the uppers. Also on the uppers is a red dye or stain. The heels have been ripped.


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