Plains artist, Moccasins, ca. 1890/1900, leather, rawhide, cotton cloth binding, porcupine quills, glass beads, metal cones, and dyed horsehair, The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 87.88.39A,B
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leather, rawhide, cotton cloth binding, porcupine quills, glass beads, metal cones, and dyed horsehair
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
3 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in
- Collection Area
Native American Art
Clothing and Textiles
- Object Type
- Credit Line
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection
- Accession Number
no known copyright restrictions
Plains Indian people traditionally used porcupine quills to decorate clothing and other items. As glass beads introduced by traders became more and more available, the use of porcupine quills gradually declined, though it never stopped completely.