From: Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA1254.2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkat | Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Klukwan
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hide | Fur | Glass | Wool

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.

Length 29 cm
Width 12 cm
Credit Line Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905

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