Description

    A PAIR OF CROW PICTORIAL BEADED BUFFALO HIDE MOCCASINS
    c. 1880

    sinew sewn and lane-stitched in shades of blue, green, yellow, and white-heart red beads against a light blue beaded ground, each with four horse track motifs centering a pair of crosses on the vamp, and a band of hourglass motifs encircling the foot, the bifurcated tongues with triangles and crosses in similar bead colors, the cuffs overlaid with red wool trade cloth, buffalo rawhide soles

    Lengths: 10 inches each



    Condition Report*:

    In overall very good to excellent condition.  Beadwork with minor loss.  Supple hide, with one small area of stiffness -- at the tip of the tongues on the proper left moccasin.  Approx. two holes to red trade wool, one approx. 3/4" in length, the other approx. 1/2" in length, on the outside of the other moccasin.  Significant wear to cotton fabric at top edge of cuffs. No apparent restoration. 

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    10th Friday
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