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Woman's Shoes

Lakota (Teton Sioux)

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A Lakota woman beaded moccasin designs on this pair of mass-produced canvas shoes. Traditional triangular motifs run along the sole, and zigzag lines appear along the ankle. The red line in front of the laces echoes the tradition of beading a contrasting band of color across the top of a moccasin. This type of solid beading was common in the early twentieth century.

Woman's Shoes, Commercial canvas and leather shoes, glass and metallic beads, Lakota (Teton Sioux)

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