Native American, Woodlands
Mid-19th Century


Length: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Thread-sewn glass beads (white-two sizes, pink-gold, orange-red, white heart, periwinkle blue, grey-blue, pony trader blue, pink, lime green, translucent amber) on native tanned hide, blue cotton cloth, dark blue stroud, printed paper, red silk.

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woodlands black dyed skin moccasins with dark blue stroud cuffs and pale blue cotton uppers sewn with leaves and star motifs in colored and translucent beads. Cuffs backed with printed paper in French, red silk borders, minor deficiencies.


By 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Murray Threipland, Fingask Castle, Perth, Scotland; April 26-28, 1993, Fingask Castle sale, Christie’s, Scotland, lots 492-494, to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by James Frank to John Molloy, New York; 2013, sold by John Molloy to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art