Handmade Cheyenne Beaded Tanned Hide Moccasins
Handmade Cheyenne beaded moccasins. These moccasins are sinew-sewn with the exception of the commercial cloth lining around the ankle opening, this could have been added later. Moccasins are made of brain tanned and smoked deer hide. The lace along the tongue flap adorns the edges of the bifurcated tabs with fine lace beadwork terminating with tin cones and horsehair decorations. The moccasin features vamp beading using glass beads that have three panels of hide decorated with hoof prints. There is also a double band of beads along the base with flanked diamond decorations. The brain tanned deer hide has been rubbed with yellow ochre. Very beautiful and intricate beadwork, Cheyenne Moccasins of this quality, condition and uniqueness are very rare and highly valued by collectors.
Condition: Near excellent condition, no missing beads, no staining and restoration.