Native American (probably Huron)
late 18th century to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture: United States or Canada, Eastern Great Lakes; Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Each: 6.5 x 9.3 x 23.2 cm (2 9/16 x 3 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather (probably moose or deer skin), woven dyed porcupine quills, bast fiber thread, plain weave silk ribbon, dyed hair tufts (probably moose), tinned sheet iron cones, napped plain weave wool backing

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark brown buckskin moccasins with plated and woven quillwork in bands of red, white, and black, tufts of red fringe held in metal cones, black ribbon binding around opening with white embroidered curvilinear motifs, black felt backing.


May have been worn by a member of the Robbins family; Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, December, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone