Creek or Seminole Moccasins. Provenance, Private collection, England. The moccasins are made from native tanned hide, glass seed beads and plain weave silk. The moccasins are formed from one piece of hide with seams up the front toe and back heel. The top cuff is not open in the front. A layer of silk has been sewn over the entire cuff. An inner lining of white and pink plaid silk covers the inside of the cuff and top edge. The outer edge of the cuff is covered with a dark blue plain weave silk. The outer edge of the cuff is bordered with two rows of white glass beads. A pink silk ribbon runs of up the middle of the toe covering the front seam. Zig-zag and geometric beading patterns cover the toe in blue, white, black and maroon glass seed beads. The heel is also decorated in geometric patterns with blue, white and maroon seed beads. The heel is formed in such a way that it is split into a forked construction.