Description

    A PAIR OF SIOUX BEADED HIDE MOCCASINS
    c. 1890
    sinew sewn and lane-stitched in shades of blue, green, red and metallic beads, each decorated overall with small geometric motifs, the bifurcated tongues with banded design and metal cone terminals, rawhide soles

    Provenance:
    This lot was deaccessioned from a California museum.

    Lengths: 11 inches each


    Condition Report*:

    In overall good condition.  Hide with approx. three tears, one on right moccasin, approx. 3/4" in length, from the top/side of the vamp into the beaded area, and the other two on left moccasin, each approx. 1" in length on either sides of the tongue.  Otherwise hide surface with usual wear, including light soiling.  Beads with minimal loss and with some dirt.  One metal cone missing; only remnants of chicken feather inserts remaining.  Some fading and minor fraying to the edging on the cuff.  No apparent restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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