From: Arizona | Fort Apache

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 22346A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Western Apache
Provenience Arizona | Fort Apache
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide | Buckskin | Glass

One of a pair of tall, leather, boots. An ankle thong decorated with white, red, and blue beads wraps around the boot and ties at the front. Stiff leather sole with fur still on the exterior, pointed and curling upward at the front. Soft, buckskin upper is dyed reddish brown and decorated sparsely with lines of beadwork. Three lines of beads go across the top. One line is white and green and another is white and blue, both with beads arranged in diagonal lines. A blue, white, and red beaded cross is between these two lines. A third band is white and blue. The collar has a single-wide band of beads in white and blue.

Height 41 cm
Length 14 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mary Yorke and Ellen McIlvaine Macauley, 1902

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