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Dark brown buckskin moccasins with plated and woven quillwork in bands of red, white, and black, tufts of red fringe held in metal cones, black ribbon binding around opening with white embroidered curvilinear motifs, black felt backing.

Provenance

May have been worn by a member of the Robbins family; Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, December, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Native North American (probably Huron), late 18th century to early 19th century

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

Eastern Great Lakes, United States or Canada

Dimensions

Each: 6.5 x 9.3 x 23.2 cm (2 9/16 x 3 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1006-1007

Medium or Technique

Leather (probably moose or deer skin), woven dyed porcupine quills, bast fiber thread, plain weave silk ribbon, dyed hair tufts (probably moose), tinned sheet iron cones, napped plain weave wool backing

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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