Pair of Moccasins

Native North Americans (Mic Mac)
Mid-19th Century


Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tanned leather, navy blue wool, glass beads, cotton lining and threads, silk ribbon

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Tanned leather moccasins with red cotton lining. Vamps and cuffs decorated with curvilinear beadwork in yellow, pink, white and blue. Blue silk ribbon trim. Puckered seams on vamps.


Sold from a private collection to John Molloy Gallery, New York; December 6, 1993, sold by Molloy Gallery to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to Molloy Gallery; 2013, sold by Molloy Gallery 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