Quilled leather moccasins

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Titles Quilled leather moccasins
Description A pair of quilled leather men's shoes, likely Lakota in origin, circa 1880 to 1900. The shoes consist of soft leather high tops with leather laces and rawhide soles. The shoes are quilled in a series of rows using the two-thread, one-quill crossed sewing technique that is unique to the northern Plains. The soles of the moccasins are also fully quilled with the pattern of a cross at the toe, an elk or deer track at the ball, and a pipe at the heel.
Quantity 1 pair items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 inches height
4 1/2 inches width
10 inches length
Nomenclature moccasin
Materials buckskin
quill (spine material)
Creation Made by (possibly): Lakota Indians
Subjects Collected in: United States
Indian. Clothing. Footwear
Dates Creation: Approximately 1880 - Approximately 1900
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6535.4.A,B (Accession Number)

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