Kiowa Men's Moccasins 1890's - image 1 of 9

A unique pair of Kiowa men's moccasins that were purchased along with a wonderful strike a light bag utilizing these typical Kiowa color combinations. This pair is unique because of the wonderfully done alternating red and blue triangular edging flanked by chalk white early beads. It is rare to find a fully beaded pair of Kiowa moccasins for sale that are so intact and strikingly beautiful. The serrated edge cut of the uppers remains soft and supple. This is just a beautiful pair from the 1890"s collected by a family living outside Fort Sill. 11" long.

An early reservation example, these moccasins represent the stylistic traditions of the Indian Wars period. Although this example dates from the early reservation period In the 1890’s to the turn of the century. Still present in this example are the early post- Civil War bead colors featuring chalk white, red center rose and other early diagnostic period colors. Attached to the deer hide uppers with deer or elk sinew the soles are fashioned from thick elk par fleche hide. The design patterns harken to the prevalent styles of the 1870’s and are created with an incredible sense of color balance, design and harmonious details.

ITEM ID
GTBM-4
COLOR
Blue, Red, White
ITEM SIZE
11"
ITEM TYPE
Antique
FASHION ERA
Antique

Uchizono Gallery LLC

Kiowa Men's Moccasins 1890's

$1,850

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