From the early 1900's comes this matched set of Lakota women's moccasins and leggings set with lots of small domed silver buttons. (tested as sterling silver) This lovely intact pristine set features strong five color tipi and mountain design elements and the original deer hide tie thongs. Bead work is fully intact and the leather is still very supple. A superb display piece measuring over 14" in height.
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.
Early 1900's Lakota Women's Moccasins and Leggings with Silver Buttons
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