Pair of moccasins, possibly Creek. Previous owner: John Baldwin, West Olive, MI. The moccasins are made with a one piece center seam construction and a pointed toe. The main portion of the moccasins is constructed from a single piece of native tanned hide. They have a soft sole and the cuffs are formed by the same one piece construction. The seam on the toe has a zig-zag gathered appearance to it.
Beaded floral elements decorate the toe and heel of the moccasins. On the toe opaque white, opaque blue, faceted black, transparent green and transparent maroon beads are used. A branch like design covers the seam on the heel of the moccasins in transparent blue and opaque white seed beads.
The cuffs (4.4cm long) are covered with a decorative layer of silk applique and beaded elements. A black silk fabric is lining the opening of the moccasin and folds over to cover the cuff as well. Green and pink silk ribbon appliqués are sewn on top of the black silk on the cuff. The pattern consists of a central black section (the lining fabric) bordered on top and bottom with a green ribbon with an undulating edge. The bottom and two sides of the cuff are bound with pink silk ribbon. The join seams between each of the silk colors is decorated with a single row of white glass seed beads.
|Dimensions||H-5.41 W-6.655 L-20.32 cm|