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Moccasin

Object Number:NA1254.1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Klukwan
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Fur
Glass
Wool
Length: 29 cm
Width: 12 cm
Credit Line:Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905

Description

One of a pair of animal hide moccasins. Soft upper with a rawhide sole sewn on with yellow thread, puckered at both the toe and heel. The upper is ornamented over the toe with a beaded design that may be an insect over a flower. The design is done in white, blue, yellow, red, green, and multiple types of metal beads. Beadwork continues along the sides of the upper in a simple zigzag design made from short segments of six beads. A cuff made from brown fur is sewn on around the ankle.

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