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Moccasin

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Object Number:70-9-546A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Blackfeet
Provenience: Northern Plains
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Date Made: 1875-1899
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1899
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Stroud
Glass
Length: 30 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:#8 - Field No SF

Description

Moccassin composed of three separate pieces of native tanned hide; solde, upper (sewn up the back), and oval tongue; red stroud overlaps top edge of upper; two parallel rows of beadwork follow edge of sole composed of nine sets of red triangles against a white background (lazy stitch); nine parallel bands of beadwork across vamps (alternating pink, red, and turquoise bands with black ends done in spot-stitch); three diamond shapes in black and whitebeads on each tongue with edge beading in navy blue; all sewing done with commercial cotton thread. Much stroud eatn away; some bead loss on bottom rows along soles especially near heels; stitching has come apart on heel of "b"; old repairs on soles. Sent for freezing and cleaning 6/91. Moccasins are probably part of an ensemble consisting of shirt (70-9-548) and leggings (70-9-547 a and b): all have a tag with the same handwritten "#8"

Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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