Sioux beaded moccasins

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Sioux beaded moccasins

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10 1/2" long x 3 3/4" wide at widest point

red, white, cobalt blue, and green trade beads, sinew sewn 

red stroud, red-dyed horsehair dangles; split tongue with beaded ends

hard sole 

circa 1870s-1880s

excellent condition

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This pair of Lakota (Sioux) moccasins is beautiful and it has survived through the years in wonderful condition. It was recently deaccessioned from a small New England museum and is fresh to the market.

Hard soles were frequently added to Northern Plains moccasins because these moccasins were worn while their owners traveled across the open Plains. This pair of moccasins shows long use, an added and desirable feature in Historic beadwork.

The triangle with red rectangle that appears on the lowest band of beadwork is classically considered to be the doorway entrance to a teepee.