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A pair of brown leather moccasins with a navy blue velvet ankle covering. Red accents that extend into laces. Beaded design throughout.
velvet (fabric weave)
On exhibit at One Bowdoin Square, Boston Mass. at the "Walk Right In" exhibit 11/98-3/99. Label: Moccasins, 1870-1890 United States Leather, cotton velvet, wool twill, and glass beads 1998.5359ab Gift of Jane Standen Tucker In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Native Americans sold moccasins as souvenirs. Moccasins, such as this pair from Wiscasset, Maine, were often used by women as overshoes or carriage boots, which were worn while making social calls and would have seen very little wear beyond a few steps from wearer's carriage to the hostess's door.
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker