Old Beaded Plains Indian moccasins

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Early Plains beaded moccasins, sinew sewn

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A pair of early 20th century Plains Indian beaded moccasins.  These are densely beaded with white, greasy yellow, cobalt blue and brick red seed beads.  Note that the moccasins seem to have been stitched with sinew but I see some thick plied thread remnants as well so assume that whoever made these, used both sinew and thread.

These measure about 9 1/2″ long.  Note that there is wear and some loss to each moccasin at the heel seam, the right moc is missing a chunk of the hide to the left of the original heel seam.  The shoes themselves and the dense beadwork is in good shape overall with wear appropriate for 100 year old shoes!  The hide is in good condition, still flexible and not cracking.  The harder soles are in good old condition.

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