Right foot of pair of man’s moccasins made of beaded buckskin. Pair of man’s moccasins made of beaded buckskin. Beadwork is of geometric shapes with light blue background. Geometric shapes along the sole line are of repeating three diamond design in dark blue, red, metallic silver and green. The geometric design on the instep is of a grouping of cross shapes, triangle shapes, stepped lines, and square shapes in dark blue, green, red, metallic silver and yellow. There is a vertical beaded stripe on the heels from the sole line to the ankle edge. It is light blue with a dark blue square with yellow center in the middle of the stripe. Attached to the tongue is a flap beaded in yellow with two beaded thongs. Flap has geometric triangle design in white, red, green and blue. Beaded thongs have banded design of yellow, blue, green and white. Beadwork is executed using the lazy stitch with the exception of the beaded thongs which were executed by wrapped. Moccasins have short ankle flaps and tongue. Buckskin thongs are laced across the tongue to the ankle flaps and used to secure moccasins closed. There are fragments of a purple ribbon around the upper edge of the ankles, stitched to the moccasins with thread. Moccasins have a hard sole. Each beaded thong has two metal jinglers. The tips of the leather thong at the ends of the jinglers are painted red.
Donated by Mr. R.O. Johnson on March 24, 1958. Mr. Johnson was a resident of Lakewood, Colorado.