Pair of Moccasins

Native American, Woodlands
Mid-19th Century


Height x width: 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (22.2 x 24.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave, cotton plain weave, cotton velvet, hide or leather, glass beads

On View

Native North American Art Gallery (Gallery LG34)


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woodlands tanned skin moccasins. Partially beaded, stylized floriated designs on red felt on vamp. Floral and leaf elements on brown velvet cuffs, muslin trim on cuffs.
Thread sewn glass beads (red white-heart, milk clear, white, translucent green, pony trader blue, translucent yellow and dark blue) on white native-tanned hide, brown velvet, muslin, red felt cloth.


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