Moccasins

Moccasins

late 1800s
Culture
Kiowa
moccasin, pair
leather and glass bead
Native Arts acquisition funds
1968.203A-B
Kiowa artist. Moccasins. late 1800s. leather and glass bead. Native Arts acquisition funds. 1968.203A-B.
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous 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 Provenance
Packard’s Trading Post, Santa Fe, NM, before 1968; Denver Art Museum, 1968.