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Moccasins, ca. 1835

  • Chippewa, Native American

Buckskin, glass beads, cotton, silk fabric and ribbon

  • various dimensions

Founders Society Purchase



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Scrolls (motifs)
  • Lozenges
  • Zigzags
  • Embroidering
  • Ribbon
  • Buckskin
  • Cotton (textile)
  • Silk (textile)
  • Glass
  • Beadwork
  • Moccasins
  • Michigan

Mary B. Shurtleff (Cross Village, Michigan, USA); purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 143 (b/w ill. p. 39, not labeled). Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 32.

Chippewa, Native American, Moccasins, ca. 1835, buckskin, glass beads, cotton, silk fabric and ribbon. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.64.