Pair of skin moccasin-boots with beadwork (glass beads) and buttons (brass); traces of green dye or paint; cotton lining with floral pattern.
- Found/Acquired: USA
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
Register "Letter attached to object" - no details given of contents. Kiowa suggested by Emma Hansen and Dennis Zotingh, 24.2.03Almost all southern plains peoples (Southern Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Apache etc.) used green pigment to colour hides for moccasins and shirts. This characteristic places this item among southern plains tribe. Blue diamond shape beaded area is however diagnostic of Kiowa craftswomanship. This motif can be found on a number of Kiowa itmes especially cradleboards. In Kiowa design, geometric motifs such as this can be juxtaposed to floral motifs that show woodland peoples' influences, most notably Delaware (Lenape) who became Kiowa's neighbours after resettlement to Oklahoma.
Acquisition details unknown.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ENA22234
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