leather and glass bead
Native Arts acquisition funds
Kiowa artist. Moccasins. late 1800s. leather and glass bead. Native Arts acquisition funds. 1968.203A-B.
CollectionIndigenous Arts of North America
Among the many American Indian groups that used moccasins, some design styles and beadwork techniques were quite rare. This blue Kiowa pair of moccasins is fully beaded and covered in curvilinear patterns, a style that was popular in the 1880s-1890s. Very few examples of this Kiowa style still exist.
Known ProvenancePackard’s Trading Post, Santa Fe, NM, before 1968; Denver Art Museum, 1968.