Exquisite Hand-Accomplished Beaded Suede Moccasins Late 19th Century. These Moccasins were created by an Artistic Kickapoo Indian sometime around 1875. The Kickapoos are believed to branch-off from the Iroquois Tribe. Today it is believed that Less than one thousand Kickapoos survive, in The United States.
GEORGEOUS NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN MOCCASINS - CIRCA 1875 KICKAPOO INDIANS
The word Moccasin originated in America, approximately 1610 - and came from The Algonquin Tribe. Moccasins are a heel-less shoe made entirely of soft leather, such as Deerskin. The Sole is then brought up and attached to a piece of U-shaped leather right on the top of the foot. And then the Native American Artwork begins. When done as perfectly as this pair are, they are without question, a work of Art - even more so, 135 years after the fact.
A RADIANT NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN IN ELEGANT REPOSE - NATIVE AMERICANS SUCH AS THIS CREATED THE BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART THAT IS FEATURED WITHIN
These beautiful Indian Moccasins were an important addition to The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (A.K.A.) The American Heritage Collection. Later this exquisite pair will be shared with an Institution or another Collector of note.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 2010