Miniature Moccasins

This moccasin was exchanged and collected in 1968. It was made by a young girl learning how to sew. It is made out of animal hide which is usually buffalo, elk or deer. It is a dark tan color. The size is 6.5 centimeter by 3 centimeters. It compares to the size of a quarter which is only a little smaller. It seems to be a simple woodland style pattern. It displays no beadwork because the girl was young. The small moccasin does not have decorated flaps that older women usually bead. A soft-soled center seam and pucker-toe moccasins were good to travel through woodlands with different types of ground.

Source: http://www.nativetech.org/clothing/moccasin/moctext.html

Written by: Betsy Trudeau

Description:

Moccasins. Pair of miniature moccasins; by young girl learning how.

Materials:

Animal Hide

Size:

6.5 X 3 cm

Location:

NMAI Archives

NMAI Catelog #:

241986.000

Acquisition Source:

Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc.

Acquisition Method and Date:

Exchanged; 1968